Your Housing Options

Where do you want to live? We offer support for students looking for housing, but it is the student's responsibility to arrange for their own housing. Start your housing search early to find the right place for you!

For general housing questions, contact the Housing Liaison at


Get the full study abroad experience by living with an American family. International Student Placements is an organization that places students in homes of local residents Apply here

AAHomestays lets you view photos of the home and room before you book your homestay.

On Campus Housing

The International House and campus dormitories are currently full for Fall 2018. Please check back for Spring 2019.

Off-Campus Housing

On-line websites are helpful in locating rentals. NEVER send money ahead of time to reserve an apartment or room! Click here (add pdf) to view local neighborhoods near SJSU.


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On-line websites are helpful in locating rentals. NEVER send money ahead of time to reserve an apartment or room! Click here (add pdf) to view local neighborhoods near SJSU.

If you plan to look for a place to live after your arrival in San José and need a place to stay, AirBnB is a popular site for temporary stays.

A list of local hotels is found at: Online reservations often give special rates but ask about discounts for SJSU students.


Helpful Resources:

Websites for help in renting an apartment or room:

  • SJSU International Students Housing Search Facebook Group: This group was created to connect incoming international students with each other and to share housing resources and advice for your housing search.
  • Incoming international students must first fill out this Google form in order to be added to the group.
  • 10 English Phrases for Renting and Apartment

Websites to purchase linen packages (dormitory beds require extra- long sheets):

Please arrange your airport pick-up service before you leave home. Learn more about Airport Arrival Services to San José State University

Disclaimer: All information regarding off-campus housing should be assessed carefully before making any legal commitments. Any references made from San José State University, its sub-departments and the International Gateways program web page do not constitute any type of legal obligation by the university, including faculty, staff and students.

San José State University, San José State University Research Foundation and all programs associated with these do not constitute legal authority nor do they provide any type of legal advice. All off-campus housing information posted on this page is done so for informational purposes only and the university takes no responsibility for any legal contracts or agreements made. All issues resulting or pertaining within student housing are the sole responsibility of the tenant(s) and the landlord.