The institute provides information on local apartment complexes that have short-term leases available. We are located near the University of South Florida and the surrounding area provides a lot of furnished apartments with the average price around $550/month including utilities.
To find a homestay, you may want to check a website like: http://www.homestayanywhere.com/
Although Tampa Language Center does not require its students to have health insurance while taking classes at our institute, the center does strongly recommend it. Students who are interested should see office staff for a list of suitable providers. Tampa Language Center is not financially responsible in any way if you get sick or need medical treatment during your training at our center. If you choose not to obtain health insurance, you will be required to sign a waiver form indicating your understanding of the consequences of not having insurance.
Tampa Language Center is staffed with several designated school officials who act as immigration advisors for our international students. We also offer advice to our students that will help them to adjust to life in America or take that next step toward the university.
Students are encouraged to share time with their classmates in different social activities that allow them to use their English skills actively. Our students visit local museums, the zoo, local restaurants, etc. At the end of each quarter, an international brunch where each student can share a dish from his/her own country is held at the center.
The creative field trips and dynamic social activities arranged by the institute are inspired by the enthusiastic faculty and staff who wholeheartedly involve the community in the entire learning experience for their students.