Category Archives: Housing

Living with a Host Family: 6 Tips From a Former Host & Exchange Student

My mom has hosted students from abroad since I was seven years old. I remember having students from Japan, South Korea, China, Germany, England, Brazil, and many other countries stay at our home. Suddenly, I was on the other side of the homestay experience when I studied abroad at the University of Córdoba in Spain … Continue reading Living with a Host Family: 6 Tips From a Former Host & Exchange Student

Living at UQ (University of Queensland)

Living on campus in Australia is extremely different than what I’ve experienced at Berkeley. At Berkeley, we have a few different dorm options, and most people move off campus after freshman year. If your study abroad program is anything like mine, we received no help in finding housing. So after some research, it appeared we … Continue reading Living at UQ (University of Queensland)

Yonsei University Housing: SK Global vs. International House

Choosing your housing is an important decision since you’ll be living there for quite some time. Some of you may decide to live off campus by finding your own place. Unfortunately, I can’t provide much help with that, but if you need time to find a place in Seoul, you can look into staying in a goshiwon, a … Continue reading Yonsei University Housing: SK Global vs. International House

Where to Live at Osaka University

Studying abroad in Japan at Osaka University is an unforgettable memory for me. Living in the Suita International Student Dormitory was one of my wonderful experiences, so I’d like to introduce my dormitory to you here. I was so lucky that I was assigned to the Suita International Student Dormitory because it was newly remodeled in March 2014 … Continue reading Where to Live at Osaka University

Q&A: Student Houses at the University of Bristol

Choosing accommodation can be one of the biggest stresses a student faces before abroad. From deciding between going through university housing and navigating your host city’s real estate, to comparing the amenities and prices of all the options, there is a lot to consider. We personally chose the university housing route because we figured it … Continue reading Q&A: Student Houses at the University of Bristol