International Students Housing

Chabot College, like most community colleges, does not offer on-campus housing such as dormitories. However, Chabot College has contracted with several homestay providers to assist you. 

Home Stay Programs

One of the best ways to improve your English skills and know about U.S. Americans and about U.S. American customs is to stay with an U.S. American family while studying here at Chabot College.

Listed below are companies, where you can find information regarding Home Stay Programs.

Other Resources

A listing of possible living accommodations for students in the nearby communities may be obtained in the Office of Student Life. The college, however, assumes no legal responsibility for providing or supervising off-campus housing facilities for students. Rooms for rent are posted on the Housing Resource Board, located across from the ASCC Office on the 2nd floor of Building 2300. The College does not provide housing for students but does offer information and referral to agencies for emergency housing and rental rights. To list a rental, visit or contact Student Life Office.

International students usually rent a furnished room in a home nearby or rent an apartment, either alone or shared with other International Students. Rent charges vary according to location, size of apartment and facilities in the complex. One bedroom apartments may cost $900 to $1200 per month and the rent of a furnished room (room and board) ranges between $600 and $900 per month. This price usually covers all utilities and kitchen privileges. There is usually a separate telephone line in the room, and students will be responsible for the payment. Students will be responsible for their own personal matters, such as cooking, laundry, etc. The furnished apartments are more expensive. Students must be prepared for additional costs of utilities, (gas, electricity, and telephone.) There is a required cleaning fee of about $60.00 (usually non-refundable), and a required security deposit of the first month rent (refundable.) We suggest that you do not rent an apartment before you have inspected it yourself.

Each new student should plan to arrive in the area at least 2 weeks before registration. Early arrival is necessary to provide adequate time to locate housing and become familiar with the area. Students should be prepared to spend the first few nights in a local hotel or motel, ranging in price per night from $75 to $110.

Helpful Websites

The college assumes no legal responsibility for providing or supervising off-campus housing facilities for students