Don't forget to plan accordingly for housing both while abroad and upon your return.
Housing abroad comes in many forms and may be referred to using different terms depending on your host institution and country.
Depending on your program, you may be instructed to secure your housing directly through your host institution, a third party provider, or independently.
Housing amenities will vary by program and/or housing selection. Some housing accommodations may include items such as bedding packs, linens, kitchen utensils, laundry services, etc. However, others may be quite minimal in their offerings.
Number of roommates will also vary by program. You may share your living space with up to 10 students depending on your program and housing selection. Roommates could be other U.S. study abroad students, locals, or international students from around the globe.
You will receive housing information from your Study Abroad Advisor, Faculty Director, host institution, and/or facilitating program provider. You can learn more about your housing options on the program brochure page within the MyStudyAbroad portal. Cost information about your housing will be listed on your program budget. If not otherwise noted, housing is typically included in the "Study Abroad Non-Instructional Costs" line item.
OISP and the Study Abroad Team are not able to assist students with ISU housing processes. Students should work directly with University Housing.
If you are registered to live in University housing during the semester/year you will be abroad, you must complete an ISU University Housing Cancellation Form. If you do not cancel your ISU housing agreement, you will be charged for housing while you are not on campus despite the fact that you are abroad. Please note, OISP and the Study Abroad Team are not able to accept Housing Cancellation Forms. All questions regarding University housing and ISU housing agreements should be directed to the University Housing Office.
OISP and the Study Abroad Team are not able to assist students with off-campus housing processes. Students should work directly with their leasing agency or landlord.
If you have already signed a lease to live in off-campus housing during the semester/year you will be abroad, you must find a solution independently. Many students explore sub-leasing options for their time abroad. You can also use the University Sponsored Off-Campus Housing Database to find possible options.