The summer program takes place on St Thomas University campus in Miami. The program is designed for students aged 12-18 and includes a General English program, accommodation in twin-rooms en-suite,...
Learn English in Miami, USA!
Miami, located in the ‘Sunshine State” of Florida, USA, is a popular destination for people who want to learn English in a vibrant, tropical and multi-cultural environment. It has many neighbourhoods, but for tourism the most commonly visited areas are Downtown Miami and South Beach. Downtown Miami, the city, is the financial and commercial hub of South Florida. It is home to many major museums, parks, banks, theatres, shops, restaurants, bars and historic buildings.
East of Downtown is South Beach (Miami Beach neighbourhood) and its famous Art Deco district with hundreds of pastel-coloured, immaculately preserved historic buildings.
Art through architecture
In the 1930s, an architectural revolution came to South Beach, bringing Art Deco, Streamline Moderne and Nautical Moderne architecture to the Beach. In more recent years, this area has formed the backdrop to many TV shows and films, from Miami Vice to Scarface. South Beach (also known as “SoBe”) offers miles of golden sand and crystal clear water. Its promenade is a popular place for walkers, joggers and cyclists.
Among the many sights is the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts which has two main components – the Ziff Ballet Opera House and Knight Concert Hall – connected by a pedestrian bridge. The Vizcaya Museum and Gardens are now used for the display of contemporary art but this Italian villa was created as a residence by the industrialist James Deering in 1916 and made to look centuries old to create the illusion of ‘old money’. For an insight into the art-deco architecture of SoBe, visit the design museum Wolfsonian FIU and for a flavour of old Havana see the Maximo Gomez Park.
There is so much to do in Miami!
There is so much to do in Miami for fun, but nothing compares to a trip to the Seaquarium! It was one of the first facilities dedicated to the preservation of marine life and offers variety of unique, interactive, and educational experiences. Explore the stunning variety of tropical marine life that inhabits the aquariums. Why not catch a show and meet Flipper the dolphin? You can even swim with the dolphins!
Food with influences, left right and centre
The diverse nature of the Miami population influences the menus and themes of restaurants, from Italian to Latin American.From fresh fish sandwiches that can be enjoyed at any meal of the day to delicious Cuban fried dishes. Looking for something a little more adventurous? How about “Chicken ‘N’ Watermelon ‘N’ Waffles”. This food combo is delicious and unique. Presenting, fried chicken placed on a savoury cheddar cheese waffle accompanied with chunks of spiced watermelon. Start the morning with a nitro cold brew. Yes! Nitro. Nitro cold brew is a cold brew coffee, charged with nitrogen to give it a rich creamy head of foam. Don’t forget to try the states dessert, key lime pie.
Day and night entertainment
Day and night, the South Beach area of Miami Beach is a major entertainment hub with a wide variety of bars, nightclubs, and boutiques. But Miami nightlife is known for being exhilarating and one of a kind, not only in the states but throughout the whole world. Miami Beach made the nightlife scenes famous; you’ll be spoilt for choice.
Shoppers flock to Collins Avenue, Downtown and the pedestrianised Lincoln Road, where designer goods, electronics, perfumery, surf gear and souvenirs are on offer. Other popular activities for English language student include seeing a Miami Dolphins football game, visiting nearby famous attractions such as the Florida Everglades and Orlando theme parks, and a host of outdoor activities, from sailing to simply relaxing on Miami Beach in the warmth of the sun.