Student Room and Board Information
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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.



Homestay Information

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


StudentLink International
P.O. Box 7231
Torrance, CA 90504
Tel: (424) 250-0775 



Apartment Information

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 the campus)

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: (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. 

Transportation Information


Airport Pick-up: Super Shuttle: 1-800-258-3826  

Prime Time Shuttle: 1-800-733-8267

X-press Shuttle: 1-800-427-7483

Local Transportation: Metro Bus (MTA): 1-800-266-6883

Gardena Municipal Bus: (310) 217-9500                

Torrance Transit: (310) 320-9442

El Camino College offers these facilities as suggestions and does not endorse, support, or assume responsibility for these facilities.