Housing

Accommodation types varies by the length of your stay. If it is a short-term stay, hotel might be the best option for you. For long-term staying, it will be helpful to stay on campus. When considering accommodation there are several things you should keep in mind

  • Choose a room that is not on the ground floor, if possible
  • If you are travelling alone, avoid letting people see your room number on your keys or having the concierge announce it loudly
  • Choose a hotel or hostel that has fire exits and an emergency evacuation plan
  • Avoid taking the stairs when you’re alone
  • Book a short term accommodation to give yourself time to learn more about the neighbourhoods and different modes of transportation to get to your destination
  • Inquire about accommodation on campus if your’re at a host institution
  • Ask local contacts for help finding suitable accommodation
  • Familiarize yourself with basic housing rule and expectations of the region
  • Your host university or organization may be able to make recommendations. Look on the institution’s exchange website or contacting the international student coordinator for accommodation suggestions may also be very helpful
Short-Term Stay
  • Choose a room that is not on the ground floor, if possible
  • If you are travelling alone, avoid letting people see your room number on your keys or having the concierge announce it loudly
  • Choose a hotel or hostel that has fire exits and an emergency evacuation plan
  • Avoid taking the stairs when you’re alone
Long-Term Stays
  • Book a short term accommodation to give yourself time to learn more about the neighbourhoods and different modes of transportation to get to your destination
  • Inquire about accommodation on campus if your’re at a host institution
  • Ask local contacts for help finding suitable accommodation
  • Familiarize yourself with basic housing rule and expectations of the region
  • Your host university or organization may be able to make recommendations. Look on the institution’s exchange website or contacting the international student coordinator for accommodation suggestions may also be very helpful