Finding your home for the time you will stay in the USA is an impactful decision. The housing options available to you will depend on the school you choose, so keep in mind that the housing option you are looking for may not exist in every school you apply to.
Homestays are one of the best options for students wanting to quickly assimilate into American culture. As an added bonus, it is also a great way to improve your English! Our selected homestay families provide a safe and secure housing option allowing you to focus on your studies while becoming a “part of the family”.
- Dormitory/Residence Halls
Dormitories and Residence Halls are the preferred housing option for most undergraduate students, especially for those in their first and second years. Most students will have a roommate or 2 but sometimes single rooms are available as well. Living in a dorm is the best way to quickly meet a lot of other students and is very sociable.
Those who are more independent and seeking a self-defined experience would do best in an apartment. At times, it can be distancing from campus and student activities, but there are always options to be involved in the local community. With social media options like meetup.com (which finds those with similar interests and creates events) or exploring the local tourist bureau you can always find friends to enjoy activities with. We also recommend looking at apartment websites to narrow down neighborhoods, commute time and price range.