Where do you want to live? There are many different housing options for students ranging from dormitories to apartment-style living and communal housing. Start your search early to find the right place for you.

For general housing questions, contact the Housing Coordinator at international-student-housing@sjsu.edu.

International House


A large, comfortable home located near campus, the International House (I-House) is a residence for 70 U.S. and international students attending San José State. At I-House, residents find friends, study partners, and mentors in addition to opportunities for leadership, group activities, and travel.


Off-Campus Housing

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 to view local neighborhoods near SJSU.

Click here for 10 useful phrases for renting an apartment  




Get the full study abroad experience by living with an American family and immersing yourself in American culture.

International Student Placements 
ISP is a full-service organization that places students in homes of local residents Apply here


University Housing

On-Campus Housing

University or campus dormitories is one of two options available for students. This option is very popular and fills up very quickly. For assistance contact our housing coordinator at international-student-housing@sjsu.edu

Take a tour of campus housing with International Gateways students.


Temporary Housing


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 http://www.sanjose.org/hotels Online reservations often give special rates but ask about discounts for SJSU students.



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


Explore all of the housing options available for SJSU students


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.