STUDENT ROOM AND BOARD INFORMATION
El Camino does not provide room and board for students, however, we can offer suggestions of companies and reputable home stay companies. Housing options range from living with American families (homestays) and apartments. See below for more information. El Camino College offers these facilities as suggestions and does not endorse, support, or assume responsibility for these facilities.
Global Student Services, USA®
Tel: (310) 438-7485
Contact Global Student Services for up to date pricing.
Airport Pickup: Additional fee applies - please go to website for complete information on services, application and prices.
Student International Housing (SIH)
LAX Airport Spectrum
5757 W. Century Blvd., Suite 700, Los Angeles, CA 90045
Tel: (310) 320-4700
Universal Student Housing (USH)
424 Kelton Ave, #514
Los Angeles, CA 90024
P.O. Box 7231
Torrance, CA 90504
Tel: (424) 250-0775
Usually, you will complete an apartment application form and pay an application fee. It is normal for the landlord to require first month's rent, a refundable security deposit (minimum one month’s rent) and a cleaning deposit. Utilities (water, gas, electricity) may or may not be included in your rent. You may wish to rent month-to-month as opposed to leasing a unit for one year.
Following are some apartments within walking distance of El Camino College. Students are encouraged to contact the owners or managers directly for rental arrangements - you will need to have your passport and form I-20 with you:
Alondra Park Apartments: (310) 323-2652 / 3338 Redondo Beach Blvd., Torrance (across
Il Pompeii: (310) 327-3681 / 3655 Artesia Blvd., Torrance
Park Yukon Apartments: (310) 516-0526 / 16705 Yukon Ave., #1, Torrance
Torrance Garden Apartments: (310) 324-1494 / 2039 Artesia Blvd. #1, Torrance
Torrance Terrace Apartments: (310) 327-2599 / 17302 Yukon Ave. #23, Torrance
Tropic Isle Apartments: (310) 323-8028 / 3344 Redondo Beach Blvd., Torrance (across the campus)
Yukon Plaza Apartments: (310) 527-7208 / 17005 Yukon Ave., Torrance
More apartments are available on Redondo Beach Blvd., Yukon Ave., and Artesia Blvd.
Find other apartments using the Internet at: http://localnet.abracat.com/dailybreeze (Go to “Real Estate Finder” section and click on “Apartments for Rent”. Select “Unfurn. Apartments” and type in keywords such as “Torrance”, “Gardena”, or “El Camino College”.
Note About Homestay Programs: If you wish to live with an American family, we highly recommend you apply to a
Homestay program directly. For a fee, a company will match you with a pre-screened,
compatible family. All of these companies have their own rules and regulations. Applications
must be submitted directly to the company and be processed before your arrival. Payment
for the application fee and security deposit is required when you submit an application.
Some of these companies require full payment in advance on the day you arrive. Please
read their information and application form carefully. If you have questions, please
contact the person listed for each agency.
Airport Pick-up: Super Shuttle: 1-800-258-3826 http://www.supershuttle.com/
Prime Time Shuttle: 1-800-733-8267 www.primetimeshuttle.com/SoCal.htm
X-press Shuttle: 1-800-427-7483 www.xpressshuttle.com/los_angeles.htm
Local Transportation: Metro Bus (MTA): 1-800-266-6883 http://www.mta.net/
Gardena Municipal Bus: (310) 217-9500 www.ci.gardena.ca.us/government/Transportation/Maps.asp
Torrance Transit: (310) 320-9442 www.ci.torrance.ca.us/128.htm
El Camino College offers these facilities as suggestions and does not endorse, support, or assume responsibility for these facilities.