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STUDENT ACCOMMODATIONS

WELCOME TO YOUR HOME AWAY FROM HOME.

USC International Academy offers students a variety of housing options, including on-campus dormitories, shared apartments, and homestay. Please note that accommodations are reserved for enrolled USC International Academy students only.
ACADEMY HOUSING

OPTIONS
Students may be placed in one of the following facilities (placement is subject to availability):

Parkside Apartments (PDF)
University Gateway (PDF)

FEATURES
  • Safety and security
  • Campus and campus adjacent location
  • Trained, on-site Resident Assistants
  • Furnished accommodations
  • University meal plans available
  • Easy access to LA attractions

 

MEAL PLANS

USC meal plans combine meals at any of the three all-you-can-eat campus cafeterias with Dining Dollars that may be used at any USC restaurant or café—all with the swipe of your USC ID card. A partial meal plan is included in the accommodation fee for Parkside Apartments. Students who choose to live in University Gateway may purchase a meal plan when reserving their housing.
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HOUSING PROCEDURES & COSTS
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REQUEST HOUSING

Select your housing preference by completing International Academy’s online application. A non-refundable $150 processing fee is required in order to reserve your space in university housing. You can pay the fee using the online payment portal or another accepted method of payment.

Due to limited spaces, students are advised to apply for university housing as soon as they are admitted to USC International Academy.

PAY FEES

Once your housing request and processing fee ($150) is received, the Admissions Team will send you confirmation of your accommodation. You will have 72 hours to pay the housing fees, outlined below, in full. Payments can be made online or via wire transfer.

HOUSING FEES (per student)

Student Apartments
University Gateway Apartments
Shared, two bedroom, twin room, no meals:          $2,100/session; $4,200/semester; $6,300/extended semester
Shared, one bedroom, single room, no meals:       $4,200/session; $8,400/semester

Parkside Apartments
Shared studio apartment, twin, with 60 meals:    $5,600/semester
 
Homestay
Single room, with breakfast:                                            $2,500/session; $5,000/semester
MOVE IN

USC International Academy students living in university housing should plan to arrive on the scheduled Move-In Day and leave on the scheduled Move-Out Day. Students who wish to stay in housing between semesters/sessions must pay extra live-through fees. However, students who reserve and pay for more than one semester/session in advance are exempt from live-through fees. For more information, email info-international@usc.edu.

 
MOVE-IN AND MOVE-OUT DATES

Pre-Master’s And Master’s Preparation Programs:
Summer Semester 2017:                                                                            April 25, 2017 – August 5, 2017
Fall Semester 2017:                                                                                     September 1, 2017 – December 16, 2017
Spring Semester 2018:                                                                                January 8, 2018 – April 21, 2018
Summer Semester 2018:                                                                            April 24, 2018 – August 4, 2018
 
 
Intensive English Program:
Summer Intensive English Program:
June 23, 2017 – August 12, 2017
April 24, 2018 – June 16, 2018
June 26, 2018 – August 11, 2018
 
Intensive English Program Academic Semester:
May 2, 2017 – August 12, 2017
September 8, 2017 – December 16, 2017
January 2, 2018  – April 21, 2018
February 20, 2018 – June 16, 2018
April 24, 2018 – August 11, 2018
 
Intensive English Program Extended Academic Semester:    
                                                                                                                                October 24, 2017 – April 21, 2018
 
 ARRIVING EARLY

Students who plan to arrive early must arrange for their own accommodations until USC housing is available. Some nearby housing options include the Radisson Hotel Los Angeles Midtown at USC, the Vagabond Inn Motel, and Oakwood Worldwide. Please note that the free airport shuttle service will only drop off Academy students who arrive early at the USC campus or these three non-USC housing options.

HOMESTAY

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USC International Academy works with a number of dedicated host families who are eager to welcome you to their homes and deepen your understanding of the local culture and English language. In partnership with Sara’s Homestay, the Academy will carefully select the home right for you and provide support throughout your experience.

More details: Homestay (PDF)

OFF CAMPUS HOUSING

Besides USC campus housing, there are a number of privately owned apartments within walking or driving distance of the university. Students who arrive without making a USC housing reservation will be expected to find their own housing arrangements, however the Academy Housing Coordinator will help guide students toward useful housing resources.