Studying at the ELI would not be complete without savoring the excitement of culturally rich Miami. At the southeastern tip of the United States, just north of Latin America and on the threshold of the Caribbean, in recent years Miami has become a global crossroads for business and entertainment from banking and shipping industries to the world of film and fashion. From the city’s multi-ethnic population comes a cross-cultural blend of restaurants, festivals, art institutions, and historical sites. The region’s subtropical climate and an average temperature of 77 degrees encourage an outdoor lifestyle, including leisure activities and sports.
The ELI schedules regular field trips to area attractions for all its students. Cultural and historical activities include the Florida Philharmonic, the Center for the Fine Arts, the Coconut Grove Playhouse, the Jackie Gleason Center for the Performing Arts, the Miami City Ballet, Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, Museum of Science, Seaquarium, Metro Zoo, Parrot Jungle, Bayside Market Place, the South Beach Art Deco District, the Miami Book Fair International, the Calle Ocho Festival, the Miami Film Festival, and the Coconut Grove Arts Festival.
Sports and leisure activities include Miami Dolphins (football), Miami Heat (basketball), Miami Marlins (baseball), Miami Panthers (hockey), scuba diving, snorkeling, sailing, golf, jai-alai, horse racing, and fabulous beaches.
Nearby attractions: the city of Key West and the Florida Keys; Disney World, Epcot Center and MGM Studios in Orlando; Busch Gardens in Tampa; Lion Country Safari in West Palm Beach; the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral; and Everglades National Park.
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