Finding your home away from home.
There are three main options when it comes to finding accommodation during studies. Depending on your requirements and budget - you might choose to rent private accommodation, reside on (or close) to campus at a residence or dormitory, or stay with a local family (homestay). Living on/near campus in accommodation provided by your school, college or university can be advantageous, as it reduces commute time, and also facilitates social interactions.
Renting a property gives you privacy if you on an individual basis, or allows you to divide the cost of accommodation if you choose to live with friends.
A homestay provides you with the ease of living with a local family, and lets you practice your English outside the classroom while also familiarizing yourself with the local culture.
No matter which option you consider, always keep in mind:
- How much you are willing to spend. Don’t forget to recognize the extra costs like a rental bond, or utility bills
- How far away you are from campus, and the options for commuting between campus and home
- Other facilities you want close by, for example shopping centres, restaurants and health services.
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