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STUDENT HOUSING

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
HUB LA Coliseum Apartments

FEATURES
  • Safety and security
  • Campus and campus adjacent location
  • 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)
Cardinal Gardens Apartments
Summer Session A 2024: Shared two bedroom apartment, twin room, no meals: $3,250/session
Summer Session B 2024: Shared two bedroom apartment, twin room, no meals: $3,250/session
Summer Semester 2024: Shared two bedroom apartment, twin room, no meals: $6,500/semester
Fall 2024 & Spring 2025: Shared two bedroom apartment, twin room, with 60 meals: $7,500/semester
HUB LA Coliseum Apartments
Summer Session A 2024: Shared two bedroom apartment, twin room semi-private, no meals: $3,250/session
Summer Session B 2024: Shared two bedroom apartment, twin room semi-private, no meals: $3,250/session
Summer Semester 2024: Shared two bedroom apartment, twin room semi-private, no meals: $6,500/semester
Fall 2024 & Spring 2025: Shared two bedroom apartment, twin room semi-private, with 60 meals: $7,500/semester
Fall 2024 & Spring 2025: Shared two bedroom apartment, twin room semi-private, without 60 meals: $6,650/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:

2024
Summer Semester 2024: April 23, 2024 – July 31, 2024
Fall Semester 2024: September 3, 2024 – December 12, 2024

2025
Spring Semester 2025: January 8, 2025 – April 23, 2025

Intensive English Program:

Summer Intensive English Program:

2024
April 23, 2024 – June 14, 2024
June 22, 2024 – August 10, 2024

Intensive English Program Academic Semester:

2024
February 20, 2024 – June 14, 2024
April 23, 2024 – August 10, 2024
August 27, 2024 – December 7, 2024

2025
January 8, 2025 – April 23, 2025
February 25, 2025 – June 20, 2025

Intensive English Program Extended Academic Semester:

2024 – 2025
October 15, 2024 – April 23, 2025

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 and Level Los Angeles – Downtown South Olive. Please note that the free airport shuttle service will only drop off Academy students who arrive early at the USC campus or these two 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.