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The Global Launch Intensive English Program is offered in 8-week sessions at a time. The information below reflects all costs for new students attending an 8-week session.
Homestays are a great way to learn about American family culture. Each family is carefully screened and selected. Families vary; some families are single parents with children and some are older couples without children.
Students receive breakfast and dinner daily and have their own bedrooms.
Transportation to school and home must be arranged.
Some students take the bus, ride bicycles or ride with host family members, if possible.
To learn more about the variety of homestay options available, it is recommended that you visit the websites of the following four companies and contact them directly.
Applications for homestays should be submitted to the company a minimum of two months prior to your session start date.
Global Launch students may live in apartments that are near ASU but not on the ASU Tempe Campus. There are several apartment options within a short walk, bike, bus or metro ride to the ASU Tempe Campus.
Fully-furnished, apartment-style dorms:
Deposit: Two months' rent
Application fee: no fee
Vista Del Sol
Per Semester: $6,750-$9,522
Application fee: $125
Application fee: $49
Monthly: starts at $4,000
Use the websites below to search for other apartment options.
To find off-campus housing closest to campus, enter postal code 85281 into each website if your program is on ASU’s Tempe campus.
Also, it is very important to understand what is written in a contract before you sign it. In the U.S., signed contracts are legally binding. Any person or company that does not follow the terms of a contract they have signed can be punished by law. Punishments can include fines, jail, or loss of student status. If you have questions about the terms of a contract, make sure to get the questions answered before you sign.
For detailed information about what to expect during the apartment rental process, please click here.
Note about Off-Campus Housing
Off-campus housing providers are not part of or affiliated with ASU and are not endorsed by ASU. ASU provides information about these housing providers solely as a convenience to participants in the Global Launch program who choose to or are required due to space limitations to utilize off-campus housing facilities. ASU is not and cannot be responsible for the acts or omissions of these housing providers. Please reference the off-campus housing website for more detailed information.
Housing arrangements should be made well in advance of your arrival date. There are several hotel options within walking distance of the ASU campus if housing arrangements are not available for the first few days after you arrive. Some of the closest options include:
Note: Global Launch provides this information as a resource to Global Launch students, and has made efforts to verify its accuracy. Global Launch and ASU do not endorse specific service providers. ASU and Global Launch are not responsible for acts, errors, or omissions of service providers.
Students attending ASU Learn English will be able to purchase a meal plan. With a meal plan, you get a specified number of All-You-Care-To-Eat (AYCTE) meals per week or per semester in the residential restaurants plus varying amounts of Maroon & Gold (M&G) Dollars (declining balance) to use across the ASU campuses. The meal plans are loaded on the ASU Pitchfork ID MasterCard® Check Card or the basic Sun Card.
ASU provides a wide variety of meals including vegan and vegetarian, gluten-free and dairy-free options in the residential restaurants as well as kosher, halal and organic options in the on-campus markets. The residential restaurants feature full salad bars, deli, grill, homestyle entrees, international entrees, vegetarian and vegan options.
For more information on dining, hours of service, locations, special events or to add or purchase a meal plan online, visit: https://sundevildining.asu.edu/hours-and-locations/tempe.