Intensive ESL Program

  • Homestay Program for Intensive ESL Students

    Worcester State University’s Intensive English Language Institute can help you find housing with a family in the Worcester area through our Homestay referral program.

    Living with a family will help you improve your English and learn more about American culture. Placements range from simple room and board to a home with complete family involvement.

    The price for a Homestay is about $1,000 per month and is negotiated between you and your host family. This fee often includes some meals.

    Homestay Application
    Complete the Homestay Application and send it with a one-time placement fee of $200 to the IELI office. Homestay placements are limited, so please apply early. Any additional placements will incur new fees.

    For more information, contact

    Other Accommodations
    IELI students often find apartments for rent in the Worcester area. For rental listings online, please visit:

    Worcester Craigslist
    Worcester Telegram & Gazette
    Google Search: apartments Worcester, MA

  • Announcements

    On-Campus Housing

    Sometimes there are dormitory rooms available to IELI students on the Worcester State University campus. Please check with about possible availability.