Residential Life

Residence halls serve as a central meeting place for students. Our residential counselors lead recreational activities in the dorm such as ping pong tournaments, card games, and movie nights, in addition to weekly American Forum discussions.

We encourage all students to review the Residential Life policies.

Residence Hall Meetings

Periodically, Resident Counselors will schedule required hall meetings for all residents. At these meetings, you will learn about upcoming activities and may discuss concerns about residential life and programming.


Each room in the residence hall is furnished with a bed, desk, and chair. You will also be provided with bed linens, a blanket, a pillow, small towels, a desk lamp, and a fan. Your linens can be changed once per week. Single-sex community bathrooms are located on each hall. All residence halls have a lounge with a television, laundry facilities, and a security desk open 24 hours a day.


Each residence hall is equipped with coin- and card-operated washing machines and dryers. We recommend that you purchase a JumboCash card when you arrive on campus which can be used to pay for laundry.


Our goal with program housing is to encourage cultural exchange and expose students to different ways of thinking. With that in mind, we make every effort to pair roommates from different cultures and geographical areas. To encourage the use of English in the residence halls, students who do not speak the same native language will be housed together.

Single Rooms

Single rooms are available for an additional charge and must be requested in advance. Please note that students in the English Today High School program are not permitted to have single rooms.


Students under the age of 18  must abide by our curfew policy, signing in and out of the residence halls after 7 p.m. and indicating the destination on the sign-out sheet. You must return to the residence hall by the following times:

Sunday - Thursday
Friday and Saturday
English Today High School 9 p.m. 9:30 p.m.
English Today 4-Week and 6-Week 12 a.m. (Midnight) 12:30 a.m.

Failure to abide by the curfew and sign-in policy is considered a serious violation of community rules. Students violating these regulations are subject to disciplinary action, which may result in the suspension or dismissal from housing and your program.