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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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)
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.