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.
Contact your institution's housing office or student services if you require assistance in choosing accommodation or Connect with Admissions to know more.
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