Santiago Canyon College does not offer on-campus housing and does not directly arrange housing for students. Students can find local off-campus apartments or rooms for rent in nearby communities.
All international students under the age of 18 must provide proof of local guardianship while studying in at Santiago Canyon College. This could be a local family or friends willing to provide support and housing. Otherwise, we recommend Homestay Placement as an alternative means for guardianship. Once over 18, you will no longer need a guardian.
As an international student, you can choose to participate in a homestay program and live with a host American family. These programs are arranged through private companies that charge a fee to match you with a compatible, pre-screened family. Your living arrangements would depend on your personal preferences as well as those of the host family. The host family often provides meals; typically, the student would have a private bedroom and share a bathroom with members of the family. Each of these private companies has its own rules and regulations. SCC does not monitor or administer these programs. Applications must be submitted directly to the organization and processed prior to your arrival.
International Housing Placement
600 N Rosemead Blvd, Suite 211
Pasadena, CA 91107
Tel: (626) 798-0209
Fax: (626) 795-5198
Student International Housing, Inc.(SIH)
5757 W. Century Blvd, Suite 719
Los Angeles, CA 90045
Phone: (310) 320-4700
Fax: (310) 348-2926
424 Kelton Avenue, Suite 514
Los Angeles, Ca 90024
Phone: (310) 824-4908
Fax: (310) 824-2412
International Student Placements
199 First Street, Suite 305
Los Altos, CA 94022
Phone: (650) 947-8879
Fax: (650) 648-1105
P.O. Box 7231
Torrance, CA 90504
Phone: (424) 250-0775
Fax: (815) 327-1811
Global Homestay Services
1182 Monte Vista Ave. #18
Upland, CA 91786
Phone: (626) 523-5766
or (866) 982-9710
Homestay Services International (HSI)
P.O. Box 5673
Glendale, CA 91221
Phone: (818) 850-8715
Fax: (815) 327-1811
There are countless options when searching for an apartment. There are various types of housing that classify as an apartment. This could be a studio, a townhome, a rental through a homeowner and the list keeps going. Below is a list of websites to help you refine your search.
So you found an apartment - congratulations! Now, do you have furniture to fill it?
Check out CORT for furniture rental or low-cost purchase: https://www.cort.com/studyusa
IKEA.com for a range of home furnishing products that are affordable and functional for small apartment living.
The Salvation Army and Goodwill are non-profit organizations that have many thrift stores offering second-hand items. This is a great, affordable way to furnish a home.
- www.inmyarea.com assists in finding utility resources in your area. This includes internet, cable, TV services, etc.
Disclaimer: Santiago Canyon College (SCC) does not review, inspect, or recommend, nor are we affiliated with any of the listings that are posted. Students should be aware that the postings may be made by any person in the community, and not just SCC students. It is the responsibility of the student to interview all potential roommates and make arrangements for rental charges. SCC does not take any responsibility for the condition and/or specific circumstances arising from the use of this information. SCC expressly disclaims any and all responsibility for any problems that may arise with regard to such property or rental units. All prospective are encouraged to carefully review all placements prior to signing any agreements.