Santa Monica is is rated as one of the best beach cities to live in California. Here are some of the reasons why you should consider living as close to LAPAC as possible:
*Only eight miles (13 km) north of Los Angeles International Airport (LAX)
*Only 13 miles (21 km) from the heart of Downtown Los Angeles
*Easy access to neighboring areas and attractions: Venice, Marina Del Rey, Beverly Hills, and Hollywood.
*3.5-miles stretch of coastline
*Laid-back beach town atmosphere with big city sophistication
*Eight neighborhoods offering a diverse mix of shopping, dining, entertainment, outdoor recreation
*Easily accessible public transportation and rentals making it easy to go car free
APARTMENTS AND SHARED ROOMS
Below are some links to sites where you will find information on apartments, shared rooms or private rooms.
Zuma Housing Santa Monica
- (866) 869-9011
F.I.S.H Living LLC International Student Housing
- (310) 804-6815
Westside Rentals Santa Monica
HOMESTAY AND HOST FAMILIES
If you prefer to live with a host American family, you may wish to look into a Homestay Program. These programs are arranged through private companies that charge a fee to match you with a compatible, pre-screened family. Your living arrangements would depend on your personal preferences as well as those of the host family. The host family often provides meals; typically the student would have a private bedroom and share a bathroom with members of the family. In most cases, a refundable damage deposit will be charged in addition to the processing fee and the monthly rent. Prices vary greatly depending on the company and facilities provided. Each of these private companies has its own rules and regulations; LAPAC does not monitor or administer these programs. Applications must be submitted directly to the organization and processed prior to your arrival. Keep in mind that some of these companies require full payment in advance.
The following are some organizations that you may contact:
Apartment & Homestay – Universal Student Housing
Global Student Services, USA Inc.
International Student Placements
Regency West Company
Student International Housing Inc. (S.I.H.)
Family Elite Homestay