Housing Fees

The Portland English Language Academy offers affordable homestay and student house options for you when you study at PELA!

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Required for all Homestay Placements
HOMESTAY FEE per month
Includes 2 meals per day
STUDENT HOUSE FEE per month$670
+$25/month if only staying 1-2 months

+/month if only staying 1-2 months
100% refundable at move-out
Not refundable
STUDENT APARTMENT per monthVaries depending on 1) Type of Apartment & 2) Length of StayPlease contact PELA for more information on rental cost for student apartments.

How to Apply for Housing

At the end of the PELA Application form, you will be asked if you wish PELA to help you with housing placement. Click "Yes", and you will be asked about what type of housing you want, as well as your host family preferences. Please note that PELA may not find a family which fits all of your preferences, but will try to find a family which fits your preferences best.

Placement Policy

The Housing Placement Fee, Airport Pick-up Fee, and Housing Deposit must be received before we arrange housing. Housing placement is not guaranteed with less than 14 days notice. It takes approximately 2-3 weeks to arrange for a homestay or room at the student house.

Housing Fees Refund Policy

The Housing Placement Fee and Housing Deposit are NON-REFUNDABLE once you have been confirmed placement in a homestay or the student house.
The Airport Pick-up Fee is REFUNDABLE if your housing request is canceled before your scheduled arrival in Portland.

How to Pay

Contact PELA to arrange for payment using any of the following methods:

  • Cash
  • Check
  • Credit card
  • Money order
  • Traveler’s check
  • Wire transfer
  • Online payment

Min-Hsiu, TaiwanMin-Hsiu, Taiwan
My HOST MOTHER is really kind and willing to share a lot. I learned so much while living with her about Portland culture and the way people live in America. I love my host mother and her sweet daughter and son!

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