Housing & Homestay

Los Angeles City College does not offer on-campus housing. To assist you in securing a place to stay while studying in Los Angeles, we have provided a few housing options and contact information for each option.

Home Stay / Home Share

This option offers the international student the opportunity to live with an American family. The student can learn firsthand what family life in the United States is like.
Homestay is a great way to make friends and improve English skills. Some homestays are within walking distance of the campus; others are within an easy public bus ride of Los Angeles City College.

Every homestay is different — some families have children and others do not, some families provide the student with a room and home-cooked meals, and others provide the room only.

A list of Homestay providers for your convenience:

Global Students Services – http://global-student-service.com/homestayforstudents.html
Sara’s Los Angeles Homestay – http://www.sarahomestay.com

Private Apartment Living

This housing option is popular for students who are independent and seek a space of their own. Most students choose this option after they have established connections in the area and have made friends during their first year. Most students rent an apartment for six-month to one-year periods of time.

When selecting your apartment, make sure it is in a desirable location and close to bus lines, shopping and social activities. Most students who choose this option will live with one or more roommates, but living alone is also an option for those who would like more personal space. Since choosing an apartment is such a personal decision, with so many options and possibilities to choose from, it is the students’ responsibility to make their own living arrangements.

A few places to begin your apartment search are:

Los Angeles Craigslist