The basics
THE USA: Student Accommodation

‘What is a residence hall?’ [VIDEO]

Learn what a residence hall is and the benefits for international students. An expert from a US-based homestay company shares his knowledge of residence halls and what they offer students in our Google Hangout video below.

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Sometimes a homestay option isn’t a good fit for an international student – so what do you do then?


If you don’t want to stay in a homestay with a host family, and on-campus accommodation isn’t available, you can always seek an off-campus residence hall, where you live with other students in a building made up of smaller flats or apartments.


Find out more about this option in the video below with Aidan from Sara’s Homestay. If it helps you, LIKE it; or if you know someone who you find it useful, share it with them.





Watch more clips from our Hangout with Sara’s Homestay:

‘What public transport is available in America?’

‘How can international students integrate into American life?’

Where to see the real New York (by a New Yorker)

‘How much does it cost to live in America?’

‘How can I live on a budget in America?’

Meet an American homestay host [Interview]


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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.