The ninth-largest city and part of the fourth-largest metropolitan area in the nation, Dallas covers approximately 343 square miles and has a population of 1,299,543. The ultra-modern and sophisticated city attracts worldwide travelers, making the area the No. 1 visitor and leisure destination in Texas.

Dallas is centrally located and within a four-hour flight from most North American destinations. DFW International Airport is the world's third busiest airport, offering nearly 1,750 flights per day and providing non-stop service to 144 domestic and 44 international destinations worldwide annually. In addition, Dallas Love Field Airport is conveniently located 10 minutes from downtown. Once here, visitors can ride one of the fastest-growing light rail systems in the nation or the historic, free McKinney Avenue Trolley from the Dallas Arts District throughout the Uptown area with its restaurants, pubs, boutique hotels and shops.

Throughout the city, a visitor will enjoy the best shopping in the southwest, four-and five-diamond/star hotels and restaurants, the largest urban arts district in the nation, 13 entertainment districts and much more. Blend in moderate weather, year-round sports and true Southern hospitality for a true "taste" of the Dallas difference. Visitors are exposed to a city that models its slogan, "Live large. Think big." Its pioneering spirit is alive and well, and the philanthropic contributions from its many residents continue to enrich the community and quality of life.

Dallas is also a leading business and meeting city. In 2010, 24 area businesses were named Fortune 500 companies, including Exxon Mobil, JC Penney and Texas Instruments.



ALI students are responsible for making their own housing arrangements. This should be done as early as possible. Moderately priced facilities are generally available. Although the program does not provide housing or make housing arrangements, students may contact ALI student advisors for a list of housing suggestions.



DART (Dallas Area Rapid Transit, gives locals and visitors nearly 72 miles of light rail and 120 routes by bus transit. They provide reliable transportation to locations throughout the city including the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center Dallas, hotels, and destinations that feature shopping, restaurants, and attractions.
Visitors riding DART can also enjoy neighboring counties and cities, including Fort Worth, via a connector to Trinity Railway Express. Expansion to locations throughout the metro area in recent years include additional DART service to downtown Dallas, Dallas Love Field and DFW International Airport.


Students in the Intensive English Program spend an average of $1,550 per month on rent, food and other expenses. The following shows monthly cost of living based on the experience of ALI students:
  • Rent: $900
  • Food: $400
  • Personal: $250 (transportation, clothing, recreation, incidentals)
Total Monthly Expenses: $1,550

Please find ALI advisors for your questions and requests at,
2639 Walnut Hill Lane, Suite 230     Dallas, TX 75229 USA
Phone: 214-352-0582 Fax: 214-350-4119