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 attractions include Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science, Miami Seaquarium, Zoo Miami, Jungle Island, Bayside Market Place, South Beach Art Deco District, Wynwood Art District, Miami Book Fair International, and Coconut Grove Arts Festival.
Professional sports and leisure activities include Miami Dolphins (American football), Miami Heat (basketball), Miami Marlins (baseball), Florida Panthers (hockey). Leisure activities include snorkeling, sailing, and fabulous beaches.
Attractions within a short drive include: the city of Key West and the Florida Keys; Disney World and Universal Studios in Orlando; Busch Gardens in Tampa; Lion Country Safari in West Palm Beach; and Everglades National Park.