travel & accommodation


Organising accommodation before you depart for the USA is essential. Your institution may have pre-booked accommodation for you, or you might need to organise this yourself. 

Most institutions will ensure that they can offer accommodation for international students for at least their first year, but this isn't guaranteed. When you are accepted on a course, you will likely be sent an accommodation pack and details of an accommodation office with staff that can help you find housing. Institutions strongly advise students to take advantage of this resource, as accommodation officers will have the information and contacts to help you find affordable and well-located student accommodation easily and quickly.

When researching your accommodation choices, you may wish to consider:

  • How close is it to the institution?
  • What public transport links are there?
  • How close is it to shops and services?
  • How big is your room?
  • How many people are sharing your bathroom/kitchen?
  • How much is the rent and bills?

Below are some of the main types of accommodation available to students. It is difficult to give approximate costs, due to the size and diversity of the USA, so these have not been included (contact your chosen institution(s) to ask about average costs in the area):

For more information about student accommodation in the USA, please see the EducationUSA website.