Language Center – 1101 Pacific Ave, Ste. 200 – 425-7095

ELS/Santa Cruz is located in downtown Santa Cruz, a young and vibrant coastal city situated on the beautiful Monterey Bay, 120 kilometers south of San Francisco and 50 kilometers from San Jose. The center is in the heart of great shopping, restaurants, movie theaters, coffee shops, music venues and a weekly farmers market. Santa Cruz is renowned as the birthplace of surfing on the US mainland, and is also home to the West Coast’s only seaside amusement park, the famous Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk. Popular recreational activities that students can enjoy in the area include surfing, mountain biking, hiking, camping and walking on the beach. They can enjoy several state parks and beaches. ELS students have access to the libraries and fabulous recreational facilities of the University of California Santa Cruz.