If you prefer to rent a room in a privately owned home, the International Education Counseling Center (IECC) maintains a current listing of rooms for rent that includes a limited number of rooms in private homes. Please stop by the IECC to pick up a current copy of the housing list. Keep in mind, however, that this list is offered as a free service and SMC does not investigate, endorse, or guarantee the availability of these listings. The average monthly cost varies, depending on the facilities provided, which may or may not include food. The price of utilities is typically incorporated into the rent. Keep in mind that move-in costs may include first and last month's rent as well as a damage deposit.
If you choose to share an apartment or a house with other students, the IECC maintains a current housing list of students who are available to share an apartment or who have a room in their apartment for rent. Students who wish to share their apartment make their own terms; be prepared for move-in costs to include first and last month's rent as well as a damage deposit. Approximate monthly cost to share an apartment varies and may often exclude the cost of utilities, telephone and Cable TV. Keep in mind 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.
Universal Student Housing (USH)
424 Kelton Avenue, #514
Los Angeles, CA 90024
Tel: (310) 824-4908
Fax: (310) 824-2412
Description: Students share an apartment with one to five other students. USH offers airport pick-up, telephone and answering machines in each apartment, free incoming fax service, tour packages, and weekly grocery shopping trips. All rooms are fully furnished; the building offers controlled access, a pool, laundry facilities, and is located near a bus stop.