Choose Your Housing

UC Davis Continuing and Professional Education’s International Housing office assists both individual students and groups with a variety of housing options, including homestay, apartments and residence halls (summers only). If you would like more information or assistance in finding housing, please contact us at +1 (530) 757-8988 or

homestay parent and student


With a homestay arrangement you will live with a local family and experience an American family lifestyle. There are many benefits to being placed with a homestay host family. The cultural experience is unmatched by any other residential placement and is an excellent way to expand your cultural and educational experience. Homestay housing arrangements are not one-size-fits all. You can choose to have your own room or you can share a room with another student. You can eat all or some of your meals with your host family. Or, you can choose to take care of all of your meals on your own. You choose the situation that best meets your needs.

The University of California, Davis, UC Davis Division of Continuing and Professional Education and the UC Davis International programs are not affiliated in any way with, and we are not endorsing, any homestay agencies listed above. The above details are provided for informational purposes only. Students may select any company of their choosing and must make their own evaluation when selecting housing.

Renting a Room in a Private House or Apartment

Many Davis families and student groups rent out rooms in their own homes for approximately $450-$1,000 per month. Renting a room is an excellent opportunity to live with others who are not part of the International Programs. Students can make these arrangements on their own once they arrive in Davis. For a preview of what might be available, check the "Community Housing Listing," offered by the Associated Students of UC Davis and click on "view our listings."

Tercero dorms

Residence Halls (summer quarter only)

Residence halls or dormitories (conveniently located near the UC Davis campus) are often open to international students during the summer. Rooms come equipped with beds, dressers and desks. Meals are provided in the campus dining halls.

Community Housing Providers

Other housing options and resources in the Davis community are:

Housing for University Groups

If you are a university or organization that will be sending a group of students, International Housing is here to help you arrange housing for your group. We will work with you to find the housing that best fits the needs of your specific group. We can help you with a variety of housing arrangements including:

  • Homestay with local host families
  • Apartments
  • Dormitories (summer only)

If you would like us to help you arrange housing for your group, please contact us at +1 (530) 757-8988 or