addition to all of the other choices related to your studying in the U.S. you may be faced with lots of choices about where to live. Your foreign
student adviser can help you make a decision about the accommodations that are
right for you.
As with many things in the United
States, you may have several options for housing. Research
your options before you arrive. You can do this via e-mail communication with the
International Student Office, or by browsing the Internet for local on-line
newspapers in the region of the school you choose. While reading the classifieds
will give you an idea of what living conditions off campus are like, we
recommend that you actually look at the living quarters after you arrive before you commit to a rental
If your college or university
is located in a large city it may not offer on-campus housing. But, if your
school is a residential campus you may be required to choose from several
on-campus housing options. Whether you choose to live on campus or off campus you
must still sign an agreement or a lease. It is important to
understand this kind of legal document before you commit yourself. Read the
agreement thoroughly and make sure that you understand it before signing.
Good luck finding a place to live!