The University does not
have dormitory facilities under its control.
Housing is the responsibility of the student.
There are many apartments for rent within
a 1 to 10 mile radius. Many are within walking
distance. Single bedroom apartments may
cost $900 to $1,300/month. Many families
have rooms for rent from $600 to $800/month.
However, a staff from
the Office of Student Services
will assist you in finding an appropriate place
to live (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Often, the office coordinates activities to
help students find a compatible roommate to
share expenses. They also provide information
about the local neighborhoods, including popular
restaurants, shopping areas, parks and recreation,
and public transportation.
For detailed information about F-1 students, the admissions process, coming to USA, employment, OPT, etc., pls review the F-1 Handbook designed specifically for IAU's F-1 students.
What is a Homestay?
A homestay is a unique opportunity for international students to live with a local American host family. In addition to providing an affordable private room with an option of two meals per day or access to the kitchen, the program gives students a chance to experience American culture from a first-hand perspective and build cross-cultural friendships.
What can I expect from my Homestay Host?
You can expect your homestay host to be kind, show care for you, interact with you, provide guidance, and help you improve your conversational English speaking skills through practice. You are usually provided meals. Frequency may vary. Your room will be furnished, have good lighting, and have an area for you to study or prepare for your day.
*IAU does not endorse or recommend to students or others any home stay agency or any other off-campus rental property. IAU has made no independent investigations of, and accepts no responsibility for, the safety or other condition of those properties. No special referral or incentive arrangement exists between the IAU and any home stay agency or outside property, and the IAU expressly disclaims giving any guarantees, warranties, or any other representations about such properties, including their safety. Students or others who arrange for housing through a home stay agency or otherwise live off-campus must make their own personal choices with regard to the selection of living accommodations, and should individually investigate the safety and condition of any home stay arrangement or rental property. Home stay agencies and off-campus properties are provided as an information service only.