- About Us
- English Language School
- Overview – English Programs
- English Levels and Placement
- Delivery Methods
- Admission Policy and Procedure
- How Do I Apply?
- Student Life
- FAQ – English Studies
- Prices – English Language School
- Make Payment
- Why Immerse?
HOUSING—Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
What are the rooms like? What’s provided?
All rooms are shared. Rooms are furnished with beds, desks, dressers and closet space.
Roommates are assigned by the Director of Residential Services based on demand and timing. Typically, students of the same first language would not be placed together so that their English may improve.
Bathrooms are shared.
Why can’t I have a single room?
The main goal of living at Immerse is community, getting to know others from all over the world. Sharing a room helps that process. It’s also great for improving English skills.
Are meals included?
The meal plan at Immerse International is all-inclusive. That is, lunches and dinners are prepared for you Monday-Friday. Breakfast foods and other ingredients are available for other meal times. LEARN MORE.
What are meals like?
A nice variety of food is prepared weekly. Special food allergies or needs are accommodated as much as possible. See a typical menu HERE.
What are Move-In/Move-Out Conditions? When can I move in?
Students need to have filled out an application, to have been accepted, and to pay a one-month security deposit.
The timing of your move depends on availability and is arranged through the Director of Residential Services.
Students must give two months’ notice before moving out in order to get security deposit back.
What is the required deposit to live at Immerse International?
A one-month deposit will be made upon application acceptance. This deposit is intended to be returned at the end of your stay. This is conditional on timely notice on vacating, all bills are paid, room cleaned and keys are returned.
What is the Refund Policy?
There are no refunds for housing.
What are the other residents like? Where are they coming from?
Residents are typically 18 or older, adults who are attending area universities or working nearby. There are usually about 15 countries represented in the house, students from all over the world. Most people are very interested in all things international. They are interested in language and culture. They are interested in you and love a good conversation or just having fun.
What are the Community Standards required for living at Immerse International?
Living at Immerse is a unique opportunity. It is a privilege. It is different from living in a dorm or an apartment or a family home because it is a community where you will enjoy getting to know people from all over world and learning from them.
By living at Immerse International, you are entering into a community that is sponsored by local Christian churches. It is our goal to create an environment where all of us feel comfortable and at home. It is our expectation that, while coming from various nations (all with their own cultures and religions), we treat one another with honor and respect. In community living, all of our actions affect our neighbors. We commit to honoring our neighbors above ourselves. Also in community, everyone is expected to contribute and be involved.
Immerse International admits students of any race, color, religion, sex, and national or ethnic origin.
What documents will I need to live at Immerse International?
Since the primary focus of Immerse International is international students, everyone living at Immerse will need to show proof of enrollment to qualify for the student rates. For colleges and universities, you will need a minimum of 6 credit hours. For English language schools you will need to show proof of enrollment and regular attendance. All students who have been accepted to live at IMMERSE will take priority over non-students. Therefore any non-student living at Immerse may be given a 30-day notice to vacate.
See Room Information
What shopping is available in the area?
Lancaster County has many, many shopping options. There are malls, multiple shops in the downtown area, and outlet (discount) shopping centers that people travel to from all over the region.
Are there any international or ethnic markets or restaurants in the area?
There is a lot of diversity in nearby Lancaster City and a rich blend of restaurants and ethnic markets. Read more HERE.
What universities, colleges and schools are in the area?
Millersville University, Harrisburg Area Community College, Lancaster County Career and Technology Center, Thaddeus Stevens College, York Technical Institute and, of course, the Immerse English Language School.
Traveling to Immerse International and Local Transportation
Which airport should I fly into?
The best airport to use is Philadelphia International Airport because you can take the train directly to Immerse.
Can I take the train to Lancaster?
YES, see TRANSPORTATION.
How do I get around if I don’t have a car?
The public bus system comes right by Immerse. Many residents do have cars and are willing to help with rides. If arranged in advance, staff is often able to help with rides.
What public transportation is available?
Red Rose Transit is the public bus system. Amtrak is the train system.
Pricing and Enrollment
How much does it cost to live at Immerse International.
The cost depends on how long you are here. Housing is paid by the month. More details are found HERE.
Are there any other costs?
Immerse English Language student textbooks are typically $80 per semester, $40 per session.
How much do English classes cost?
English classes are paid for by the session. Prices for are detailed HERE.
Regarding the Area
What is there to do in the Lancaster, PA area?
Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, where Immerse is located, is a very popular tourist destination. People come from all over the world, and all over the United States to enjoy the local theater and arts culture, the craftsmanship and products, the great food in abundance, and the family-friendly atmosphere. There is also an active night life and buzz in Lancaster City. The Amish community in Lancaster is one of the largest in the U.S. and is often of interest to visitors. See Local Community Page.
What are some other good places to visit or see while I’m at Immerse International?
It is very typical for students to visit New York City, Washington DC, Philadelphia, Baltimore and attractions around Lancaster. Places like Boston, Niagara Falls, the Poconos, the Smoky Mountains and more are all within a day’s travel. Because they want to make the most of their time in the US, students even go to places like Miami or other attractions in Florida; Nashville, Tennessee and the music attractions, e.g. Elvis’s home; Las Vegas, Nevada; California; or even Hawaii. See Beyond Local Page.
What is the Refund Policy?
Housing—There are no refunds for housing.