Many EFL students live off-campus in nearby apartments, rooms or houses. The first step to finding housing is to determine what your preferences are. Here are a few considerations:
- Do you want an apartment, a shared house, or a homestay?
- What forms of transportation are you willing to take to get to campus? Is it important that you be able to walk? Would a bus be alright? Would you mind taking the Metro? What is “walking distance” to you? For some, it’s two kilometers; for others, it’s two blocks.
- How much are you willing to spend? Remember that rent rates in the area are generally high, and the closer you are to campus, the more expensive the rent might be.
Once you’ve considered these and other factors, you can start to narrow down the neighborhoods and type of housing you would find desirable.
Off-Campus Housing Options
- Internet Housing Resources - There are many internet resources available for finding off-campus housing. Click here for a list of internet resources with descriptions and tips for these sites.
- Homestays - Living in a homestay allows international students to practice their English with a host family. It also provides the unique opportunity to learn about American culture and develop lifetime friendships. Just Like Home is a full-service housing-placement service in the D.C. area.
- Short-Term Apartments and Residence Halls Off Site - Our students have lived all over the Washington, D.C. Metro Area. Some short-term apartments and Dorm-Style Residence Halls that they liked are included in this list.
- Hotels - If you need a place to stay when you first arrive or after your housing check-out date, these hotels are near the Georgetown campus