Study Abroad Platform for International Students

Frequently Asked Questions and Q&A



Housing Arrangements

I’m thinking about where I should live when I am abroad. I’m not sure if I should stay in the university dorm or a homestay. What is the difference? From Gabriela


Dear Gabriela,

Thank you for your question!

Housing is a very important decision for students who are studying abroad. Since you will be spending a lot of time wherever you choose to live, understand the options that may be available to you. Some students prefer to stay on-campus in order to take advantage of what the school may have to offer and other facilities. Homestay may be attractive to you if you want a “home away from home” atmosphere and a chance to practice your English in a friendly environment. Others may choose to live off-campus for more privacy and freedom to live where and how they wish. Be sure to think carefully about all of the options and choose the one best for you.

Chris Study Advisor