Housing Resources

Housing Resources for International Students

Sofia University’s International Office has compiled a list of resources to assist international students in their search for off-campus housing. We understand that finding safe, comfortable, and affordable housing can be challenging. Agencies and websites are listed below to assist you in finding housing independently or through homestays and apartments.


Please update us with your U.S address and any changes to it as soon as possible for SEVIS record updates. Email dso@sofia.edu for address updates.


Sofia University does not endorse any agency or website listed below. This information is for informational purposes only. Students are advised to conduct their own research before entering into any contract.

Home-Stay Placement Agencies

For students arriving in the U.S for the first time who aim to improve English language skills and experience cultural integration, homestays may be more beneficial.

International Student Placements (ISP)

  • Website
  • Email: info@isphomestays.com

Universal Student Housing

Apartment Placement Agencies

These agencies assist in locating apartments near the campus. Application submissions are recommended 2-3 months prior to the intended move-in date.

Kapi Residences

  • Website
  • Email: placement@kapiresidences.com

Rexidence Residential Services

  • Website
  • Email: housing@rexidence.com

Apartments Located Near Campus

Costa Mesa

Palo Alto

Temporary Accommodation

Options for short-term stays are listed below:

Costa Mesa

  • Courtyard by Marriott
  • La Quinta Inn
  • Costa Mesa Inn

Palo Alto

  • Comfort Inn
  • Glass Slipper Inn
  • Nest Hotel

Resources for Independent Search

Contact Sofia For Assistance:

  • Contact: 888.820.1484
  • www.sofia.edu
  • Locations: Palo Alto, CA | Costa Mesa, CA
  • Last revised: August 2023

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