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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, and shared apartments. 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):

Cardinal Gardens Apartments
2021-2022 Rates

FEATURES
  • Safety and security
  • Campus and campus adjacent location
  • Trained, on-site Cultural Ambassadors
  • 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 USC Cardinal Gardens Apartments.
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HOUSING PROCEDURES & COSTS
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REQUEST HOUSING

If you need housing from the International Academy, please pay a non-refundable $150 processing fee. 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
Cardinal Gardens Apartments

2021-2022

Shared two bedroom apartment, twin room, with 60 meals: $6,650/semester

* Please note: Cardinal Gardens Apartments is only available in Fall 2021 and Spring 2022.

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:

2021
Fall Semester 2021: September 7, 2021 – December 17, 2021

2022
Spring Semester 2022: January 3, 2022 – April 21, 2022
Summer Semester 2022: April 25, 2022 – August 4, 2022
Fall Semester 2022: September 6, 2022 – December 15, 2022

Intensive English Program:

Summer Intensive English Program:
2022
April 25, 2022 – June 17, 2022
June 25, 2022 – August 13, 2022

Intensive English Program Academic Semester:
2021
August 31, 2021 – December 11, 2021

2022
January 3, 2022 – April 21, 2022
February 22, 2022 – June 17, 2022
April 25, 2022 – August 13, 2022
August 30, 2022 – December 10, 2022

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 USC Hotel, 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.

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.