Housing for International Students
Off-Campus Housing


Like most community colleges in the U.S., Long Beach City College does not offer any campus housing. There are many short-term housing options available to students, including apartment rentals, house rentals, and homestays.

Most housing options are unfurnished and require a minimum 6-month lease. The cost of utilities and phone services are not included in the price. Although the college housing office cannot find an off-campus apartment for you, we have listed various options and information as a courtesy.

Disclaimer: The links provided are to assist with your housing search. Long Beach City College and the LBCC International Students Program hold no responsibility for the liability of any of these agents. For more information on your rights as a tenant, you can visit the Landlord/Tenant section of the California Department of Consumer Affairs.
Service Name Description
Abodo Plots all U.S. universities and colleges on an interactive map so that students can easily find housing near campus. It also shows nearby grocery stores, public transportation, and other amenities.
Homestay of Long Beach A licensed Homestay agency in the city of Long Beach providing Homestay services for students in our local community.  They offer Homestay placements for a fee.
IHPS Homestays This agency offers Homestay placement for a fee.
International Student Placements Find a match with a host family. You can review the site to learn about the application procedures and download an application. From the home page, click on “Students”, then on “Southern California”. Scroll down to find the application form.
Universal Student Housing This agency offers Homestay placement for a fee.
Rent.com You can narrow your search down to any specific school with your price range and get reliable, up-to-date results in that area. It has its own apps.