Languages: English
My Account

Call Toll Free in the US: 1-800-419-4601
Outside the US: 1-212-766-4111

University Language Services

Student Housing Posts

Top 6 Cures for College Insomnia

Posted on Sunday, January 29th, 2017 under Student Housing, Student Life

girl asleep at desk

College insomnia should really have its own classification in the insomnia world. For most students, it’s their first time living away from home. That, combined with challenging college-level classes, can make for a lot of stress and sleepless nights.

» Read More of Top 6 Cures for College Insomnia


How to Find the Best Off-Campus Apartments Abroad

Posted on Friday, July 22nd, 2016 under International Students, Moving, Student Housing, Study Abroad, Uncategorized

study abroad apartment

Planning on studying abroad in Europe? There are bound to be tons of things you’re going to want to do on this once in a lifetime opportunity! But whether you’re skydiving above the Swiss Alps or combing through a farmer’s market in Italy, you’ll always want to have a nice place that you can come home to.

» Read More of How to Find the Best Off-Campus Apartments Abroad


What to Leave Behind as You Pack for College

Posted on Tuesday, July 19th, 2016 under Starting College, Student Housing

what to bring to college

If you’re packing for college, chances are you don’t need a list of more things to put in your suitcase, you need less! After all, your dorm room is likely to be a lot small than your bedroom at home.

» Read More of What to Leave Behind as You Pack for College


Why You Should Schedule Overnight College Visits

Posted on Saturday, June 18th, 2016 under Applying to College, Choosing a College, High School, Student Housing

pros of overnight college visit

Want to get a closer look at a college before you apply?

Staying at a college overnight is a great opportunity to live in the dorms, eat cafeteria food, and see what students do when they’re just hanging out. Overnight visits let you get closer to a campus and find out for yourself how you would fit in.

» Read More of Why You Should Schedule Overnight College Visits


College Housing Options When Studying Abroad: Choosing the Right Fit for You

Posted on Tuesday, November 10th, 2015 under Blog, International Students, Off-Campus Housing, Student Housing, Study Abroad

study abroad housing options

So you’ve decided to study abroad and you’ve even selected the ideal program, but there’s one glaring issue: where will you live?

Most study abroad programs offer a variety of different housing options, though it depends on the college or university you’ve selected.

» Read More of College Housing Options When Studying Abroad: Choosing the Right Fit for You


Living in Dorms: Questions for a Campus Tour

Posted on Monday, October 8th, 2012 under Applying to College, On Campus, Student Housing

college dorm room

Living in the dorms can be a major part of your college experience. After all, you will probably be spending a great deal of time studying, sleeping and socializing in your room.

A campus tour is the perfect time to get answers to all your burning questions before you choose a place to live for the next year or more!

We’ve compiled a list of questions to ask both yourself and your tour guide when visiting campus. They include questions about room space, laundry, safety and many other aspects of dormitory life.

» Read More of Living in Dorms: Questions for a Campus Tour


When Should You Change Roommates?

Posted on Monday, September 24th, 2012 under Student Housing, Student Life

how to change roommates

Certain problems in the dorms call for a change in roommate.

If you cannot continue dealing with the roommate issues you are facing in college, it may be time to switch dorm rooms.

Learn some problems that may be too serious to ignore, and how to deal with them.

» Read More of When Should You Change Roommates?


How NOT to Smother a New College Roommate

Posted on Thursday, July 19th, 2012 under Starting College, Student Housing

overbearing roommates

As you start college, you may be relieved to find that you get along wonderfully with your new roommate.

While it’s great to be fast friends, you also have to live together, which gives a different dynamic to the relationship than a typical friendship. Try to find the balance between being a friend and not overwhelming your roommate with your presence every second of the day!

» Read More of How NOT to Smother a New College Roommate


So You’re Going to College: A Checklist

Posted on Thursday, April 26th, 2012 under Starting College, Student Housing

college checklist

If you are nervous about going to college, you can ease your mind by making sure you have done everything possible to prepare yourself.

The tasks you need to do before going to college can feel overwhelming, but a checklist can break it all down.

» Read More of So You’re Going to College: A Checklist


How to Survive a Bad College Roommate

Posted on Monday, June 27th, 2011 under On Campus, Student Housing, Student Life

girl with headache

While many college roommates end up becoming lifelong friends, some of us are not quite as lucky.

If you happen to be one of the unlucky bunch and find yourself stuck with a rotten roommate, fear no more!

We’ve compiled a list of 10 strategies to help you cope with your less-than-ideal living situation and come out on top, inspired by my own unfortunate situations with bad college roommates.

» Read More of How to Survive a Bad College Roommate


Pay Less Rent in College: 7 Tips

Posted on Friday, December 17th, 2010 under Money, Off-Campus Housing, Student Housing

tips on renting an apartment in the US

Finding ways to pay less rent can be a big help when balancing a student budget.

There are many ways for students to lower their rent, from living with responsible rent-paying roommates to cutting deals with landlords.

Check out these surprisingly simple ways to pay less rent so that there’s more money for everything from textbooks to spring break trips.

» Read More of Pay Less Rent in College: 7 Tips


10 Must-Have Dorm Room Accessories

Posted on Friday, December 3rd, 2010 under On Campus, Student Housing

dorm room accessory must-haves

Certain dorm room accessories are absolute must-haves for any college student.

These items can help you make the most of your time in college, both in terms of your academic life and – just as importantly – your social life.

From flip flops to a printer, these ten items should be in every student’s dorm room.

» Read More of 10 Must-Have Dorm Room Accessories


Pet Friendly Colleges: Key to A-cat-demics?

Posted on Wednesday, June 16th, 2010 under Choosing a College, On Campus, Student Housing

cat sitting in bookshelf

Ever wish that there existed pet friendly colleges that welcomed not only you, but your four-legged best friend as well? Well they’re out there, and the number continues to grow!

The transition of moving from your parents’ house to a college dorm is often a tough one for students. Having your pet with you, a constant reminder of home and security, is the perfect stepping stone to being on your own. Some colleges make that possible!

» Read More of Pet Friendly Colleges: Key to A-cat-demics?


Perks (and Pitfalls!) of Coed College Dorms

Posted on Wednesday, May 12th, 2010 under Applying to College, On Campus, Starting College, Student Housing

boy and girl enjoying a drink together

Would you rather live in a single-sex or coed college dorm? Though most colleges offer both options, coed college dorms are (for what may seem like obvious reasons!) the popular choice for on-campus housing.

Though that may seem like the better option, you may not have thought carefully about everything that living with the opposite sex entails. Before making your decision, take a look at the pros and cons of living in a coed dorm.

» Read More of Perks (and Pitfalls!) of Coed College Dorms


How To Find the Cleanest, Safest & Cheapest Hostels

Posted on Monday, April 26th, 2010 under Student Housing, Travel

tips on finding good hostels

When traveling abroad, hostels are a great place to stay because they save you money and allow you to meet other travelers. But beware! The best hostels aren’t necessarily the ones you would choose at first glance.

You need something that’s inexpensive, clean, and filled with friendly fellow travelers. Sometimes you get lucky, other times you strike out. Don’t leave it up to chance!

To find the best hostels, you have to know what to look for (as well as what to avoid).

» Read More of How To Find the Cleanest, Safest & Cheapest Hostels