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 ieli@worcester.edu.

    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 ieli@worcester.edu about possible availability.