STANDARD AMERICAN – 1 MONTH STANDARD PACKAGE
INCLUDE:* 2 month and 3 month-stays possible
Our standard program offers the best mix of the American experience. In the first half of your stay, you will be living with other international students in student housing and for the rest of your trip, you will be living with an actual American family.
FIRST HALF OF YOUR EXPERIENCE :
Our standard package costs $3,500 for one month. It starts out with two weeks of luxurious student housing. Then you’ll spend two weeks with an American host family. During the entire month, all of your food will be covered, along with your entertainment expenses. That’s a huge part of the value that you are getting for such an affordable price. In addition, two all-inclusive trips will be taken and those expenses are covered as well.
You have the option to book one month, two months or three months. In each case you will spend half of the trip in student housing and half with a host family. The time periods described below are based upon a trip that has a duration of one month.
For the first two weeks, you’ll be living with international students from a variety of countries in the same home in Phoenix, Arizona. The home is roomy, comfortable, and full of interactive entertainment. Throughout the home you will find a number of computers and iPads, as well as Wi-Fi Internet connection.
Inside the home you will find a game room where you and your new friends can compete in air hockey, play a round of ping pong, engage in a game of billiards, or put your foosball skills to the test!
If you need a little fresh air on sunny days, then be our guest to relax outside on the deck, take a dive in the swimming pool, or fire up the grill with your housemates and partake in a common American custom known as a BBQ!!
The fun and learning doesn’t stop there, the living room also features a large television and a Nintendo Wii. Participation enables you to watch American television shows and play American video games. All of the mentioned interactive activities give you the opportunity to get to know your new housemates and practice conversing in English while doing so, thus immersing yourself in the English language.
Can you believe there is more for your learning experience? Provided for you is a library containing books of different levels of difficulty with regard to the English language. Once again, it gives you the chance to further develop your English language skills. At all times you’ll have the opportunity to be speaking English, reading English or hearing English spoken. This is LearnStayUSA’s unique method of providing you the opportunity for rapid learning while ensuring that you truly enjoy yourself while doing it!
Each bedroom in the home provides two twin beds, one desk, two nightstands, a wardrobe and closet space.
By sharing a room, our goal is that you’ll have the opportunity to practice English together and possibly form a lasting friendship.
In the kitchen you will find common American appliances with the added bonus of a soda machine and mini snack bar, just in case you need a little pick me up in between meals.
Dirty laundry? No need to fret, we also provide a washing machine and clothes dryer so you can always look your best.
During the two weeks spent in the house, you’ll have language lessons for four hours a day, five days a week. The lessons are interactive, increasing the chances of information being processed and retained quickly. The lessons will be focused on grammar, speaking skills, pronunciation, listening skills, vocabulary, reading and writing.
The lessons are taught in small groups of four students per tutor, increasing the one on one interaction. Even though our teaching sessions in the student housing are considered “traditional,” they are of a much higher quality than those you might experience elsewhere. By limiting the class size, we increase the likelihood of interaction.
When you converse with those you are learning from and learning with in English, it makes the information much easier to retain and speeds up the learning process.
In addition to the lessons, a tutor will live in the home with the all the students for the two week duration. They’ll cook American meals for the students, assist with any needs they may have and chaperone to their outside activities. Outside activities include places like the movie theater, sporting events, museums and more. Since there is always a tutor on site, help is always available to those who need it.
During the two weeks spent in student housing, there will be two trips for sightseeing. The price of these trips are included in the overall fee. You have a choice of the two trips you would like to take out of a selection of six.
SECOND HALF OF YOUR EXPERIENCE:
During the following two weeks, you will live with your American host family that will be located in the surrounding Phoenix area. There will be one to four students living with each host family providing a particularly effective learning environment. The host family will treat you like part of their family and interact with you on a daily basis. As part of a host family, you will engage in every day American scenarios, thus improving your English language skills. The families will be available throughout the day, making time for you to converse in English endless.
Not only does this provide an additional learning opportunity for you, but it also gives you a chance to experience family life in the United States of America. Once again, all expenses are included in this package.
While the overall price of $3,500 might seem a little bit high at first, once you factor in the included trips, lessons and activities, it is actually a tremendous value for an all-encompassing English Language Learning experience. Once you complete the enjoyment of the standard package, you’ll have had the chance to experience American culture and practice your English skills with tutors, fellow students, a host family and anyone you encounter during your trips and activities. At Learn Stay USA, we top any learning experience you receive in a classroom, so come and learn with us!!
For more program details, please see the below sample program schedule.
SCHEDULE: ONE MONTH:
|Morning||Arrival – Meet Other Students and Tutors||Visit Downtown and Arizona State Capital||Outside Trip to Las Vegas||Returning From Trip, Rest of the Day Free||Mall Shopping||Cooking & English Speaking Practice||Picnic in the Encanto Park|
|Mid-morning||Study at the Park – American Accent & Pronunciation||Study Inside – Grammar and Vocabulary||Study Inside – Grammar and Listening|
|Noon||Lunch Outside and Program Introduction||Study Inside – Grammar and Vocabulary||Visit the Arizona State University and Lunch Outside||Lunch at Wrigley Mansion||Mormon Temple and Lunch Outside|
|Afternoon||Study Inside – Grammar and Vocabulary||Minigolf, Go Carts and Other Outside Games||Phoenix Zoo and Dinner Outside||NBA Game||Sunsplash and Phoenix Art Museum|
|Evening||Movie Night and Social Board Games||Free Time||NHL Game||Movie Night and Nintendo Wii Games Competition||Dinner Outside and American Drive-in Movie Theatre|
|Morning||Study at the Library – Grammar and American Idioms||Outside Trip to the Grand Canyon||Returning From Trip, Rest of the Day Free||Tempe Town Lake and Desert Botanical Garden||Study Inside – Grammar and Vocabulary||Phoenix International Raceway Race||Study Inside – Grammar and Vocabulary|
|Mid-morning||Grocery Shopping and Cooking||Inside Activity||Study Inside – Grammar and Writing||Social and Other Board Games|
|Noon||Golfing and Dinner Outside||Social and Board Games Inside||Castles ~n~ Coasters||Camelback Mountain Hiking||American Accent Competition|
|Afternoon||Study Inside – American Phrases and Pronunciation||Arizona Science Center and Dinner Outside||Arrival at Host Family|
|Evening||Comedy Show||Dance Club||Movie Night||Free Time|
|Morning||Host Family Introduction||Grocery Shopping||Picnic in the local Park||Free Time||Birthday Party Preparation||Family Trip to the Phoenix Lake||American Football Sunday|
|Mid-morning||Free Time||Informal Vocabulary Lessons|
|Noon||American Stories and Dinner Outside||Assist with Running Errands||Pool Party and Barbeque||Informal Grammar Lesson||Assist with Running Errands|
|Afternoon||Informal American Accent Lesson||Family Dinner Outside and Movie Theatre|
|Evening||Movie Night||Nintendo Wii Competition||Family Birthday Party|
|Morning||Assist with Running Errands||Outside Trip to the Grand Canyon||Returning From Trip, Rest of the Day Free||Community Volunteering||Informal Writing Lesson||Assist with Running Errands||American Football Sunday|
|Mid-morning||Lunch Outside and Informal Grammar Lesson||Desert Hiking||Social and Other Board Games|
|Noon||Dinner Outside and Halloween Celebration||Shopping||Camelback Mountain Hiking||Barbeque with Family & Friends|
|Afternoon||Family & Friends Barbeque||Departure Preparation|
|Evening||Movie Theatre||Movie Night||Downtown Stroll and Dinner||Goodbye Dinner|