Where to stay

We believe that feeling at home in your accommodation is just as important to your English development as your language classes. We offer you either homestay or dormitory accommodation, depending on the time of year. You’ll meet new people and be comfortable knowing the ELC has found you a secure and welcoming environment to continue practicing English.


An example of a homestay room


Live with a local family carefully chosen for you by our award-winning UVic Homestay department.

Dormitory building on campus

UVic dormitories

Experience living on campus in July and August during our summer language and culture programs.

Shopping in Victoria, BC

Living in Victoria

Victoria is a small city with a big heart! Our city combines restaurants and festivals with a beautiful and friendly atmosphere, making it a fantastic place to live.


If you’d like to find your own accommodation, visit the UVic off-campus housing page to see what’s available in Victoria.