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Student accommodation in America w/ University of Hartford

Shawn McQuillan, Associate Director of Residential Life at Hartford, talks to us about student accommodation for international students...

Student accommodation in America

Shawn McQuillan, Associate Director of Residential Life at the University of Hartford recently took part in a Google Hangout on the subject of student accommodation in America. Some of the topics he talked about included how students apply for housing; documents which students will need to secure off-campus housing; how much students should budget and much more.


Watch the clips from our Hangout, below:



‘Can a university help a student with off-campus housing problems?’




‘How is accommodation allocated for international students?’



‘How much should international students budget for accommodation?’




‘What accommodation is available to international students?’




‘What can international students do if they have accommodation problems?’




‘What can students expect from an American ‘dorm’ experience?




Documents needed to secure housing off campus




‘What is the no. 1 accommodation issue for international students?’




‘What items do students need to bring with them?’




‘Timeline for applying for on-campus accommodation’




'What transport options are there for students?'



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Student accommodation in America

Paul Ellett is the editor for Hotcourses Abroad. His role is to plan, produce and share editorial, videos, infographics, eBooks and any other content to inform prospective and current international students about their study abroad experience. When he's not thinking about student visas in Sweden and application deadlines, Paul is an avid fan of comedy podcasts and Nicolas Cage films.