Housing options can range from living with American families (homestays) to living in apartments.
Though El Camino College does not provide room and board for students, we can offer suggestions of reputable housing and homestay companies. Housing options range from living with American families (homestays) to living in apartments.
Global Student Services, USA®
Contact Global Student Services for up-to-date pricing.
Airport Pickup: Additional fee applies. Please go to the 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
Universal Student Housing (USH)
424 Kelton Ave, #514
Los Angeles, CA 90024
P.O. Box 7231
Torrance, CA 90504
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.
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.
Super Shuttle: 1-800-258-3826
Prime Time Shuttle: 1-800-733-8267
X-press Shuttles: 1-800-427-7483
Metro Bus (MTA): 1-800-266-6883
Gardena G-Trans Bus: 310-965-8888
Torrance Transit: 310-320-9442
Disclaimer: El Camino College offers these facilities as suggestions and does not endorse, support, or assume responsibility for these facilities.