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Housing

You can live in any type of housing in an area that best suits your interests, lifestyle, and budget. The Study Center provides resources to help you make your own housing arrangements 

Depending on the type of accommodation you prefer, you will need to reserve a place two or three months before the official arrival date of your program. This timeframe should enable you to find a variety of available options. Spend time beforehand learning about the city and figuring out which neighborhoods may be a good fit for your lifestyle. Keep in mind that commuting is very typical and it is not unusual to have a 30-50 minute commute. The city and the surrounding areas are very well connected via public transportation. Familiarize yourself with the metro map to check out transportation routes from your potential housing to class, so you can make sure you have a fairly direct route.

HOMESTAY

Homestay hosts have experience hosting students and many have been hosting students from California for years. Homes are typically in the neighborhoods of Providencia or Ñuñoa which feature boldly Italian-influenced buildings and lovely parks. Most students enjoy their homestays and give their hosts high ratings.

ACCOMMODATIONS
•    Private bedroom
•    Shared bathroom
•    Off campus
•    Meal plan (breakfast, lunch, and dinner)

LIVE WITH
•    Local residents

COMMUTE
Commute varies based on your homestay location but the typical commute is 10–15 minutes walking, biking, or by bus.

APARTMENT

Students who seek a more independent option can search for an apartment. In an apartment or boarding house, you can expect to have a private bedroom while sharing a bathroom, kitchen, and living space with other students. In some boarding houses, breakfast and light dinner is included depending on what you negotiate.

ACCOMMODATIONS
•    Private bedroom
•    Private or shared bathroom
•    Off campus
•    Meal plan (varies)

LIVE WITH
•    Local students
•    Local residents
•    UC students
•    International students

COMMUTE
The city is connected by a modern and extensive network of metro and buses. Commute varies based on your apartment's location but but the typical commute is 30–40 minutes walking, biking, or by bus.

DORM

Student residences are large houses that offer single or shared rooms to students. Most student residences are located near campuses in residential neighborhoods and offer convenient access to bus stops and subway stations. Student residences usually include laundry, cable TV, cleaning service and internet; you can expect to share a bathroom, kitchen, and living space with other students.

ACCOMMODATIONS
•    Private or shared bedroom
•    Shared bathroom
•    Off campus
•    No Meal plan

LIVE WITH
•    Local students
•    International students
•    UC students

COMMUTE
Commute varies based on your residence location but the typical commute is 10–15 minutes walking, biking, or by bus.