​​ SMC students have many housing options in this vibrant and urban neighborhood. Although SMC does not offer student lodging, most students find accommodations within 5 to 7 days of arrival. Below are some easy steps to follow, but note that Santa Monica College provides general information regarding accommodations that have been successful for international students for your convenience only.  The College makes no representation as to the condition or suitability of any of the listed resources, nor does it assume responsibility for their condition or reliability, or for any agreements you enter into with them.  SMC is under no obligation to provide organizations or businesses space on our webpages. Santa Monica Visitor's BureauExpedia  or Trip Advisor  also offer additional resources.

Step 1: Before arrival, make a reservation!

Step 2: Choose your housing preference

Step 3: Choose your neighborhood

Step 3: Choose your neighborhood

  • Find Housing Without a Car 

    SMC suggests you look for housing close to transit routes and bike paths that come directly to campus.

    This will alleviate the need for a car and the frustrations and costs that come with driving in Los Angeles. ​​

    SMC Housing with a Car Map  

Step 4: Consider transportation and parking

Step 5: Contract and Legal Matters, what you should know

Step 6: Happy home!

Step 7: Need Help?

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