International Student HousingBefore you begin tracking down a place to live when you're in the Seattle area, there are a few things to consider:
Temporary and Short Term HousingIf you need a place to live until you settle down long-term, there are plenty of hotels near CityU. Most hotels offer a shuttle from the airport or taxi service. Hostelling International offers the lowest room rates, but keep in mind a) there's no shuttle service, b) you'll be sharing a room with other people in a dorm-like setting.
Permanent and Long Term HousingWhen you're exploring long-term housing arrangements in the Seattle area, consider a homestay. It's a great way to experience American culture firsthand while you live with a local family. An agency will help place you with a family. You'll pay a fee to the agency when you're placed, then pay your family directly each month. The agency will also arrange to have you picked up from the airport when you arrive. Be sure to plan ahead: It can take up to a month to process a homestay application. Download our international housing information PDF.