Living in Irvine

The dream of living in beautiful California can come true for you! While Westcliff University does not offer on-campus accommodation for students, the city of Irvine provides a multitude of different accommodation options for each individual need. The Student Services department at Westcliff University lists a variety of housing options in Irvine on their website. These options include home stay programs as well as private or shared apartments across the city.

Home Stay

Are you looking to really dive deep into the typical American culture? Then you could experience your time in California as a member of a host family and celebrate holidays together, check out Insider spots in Southern California and build relationships for a lifetime. Check out the listed Host Family providers by Westcliff University and get more information about conditions and pricing. Overall, the prices for home stay accommodation in Irvine range between $800 – $1,000 per month.

Private or shared apartments

Living expenses, especially rent, can be quite expensive in California, which Is why we recommend starting to search early for housing. Within Irvine and its surrounding areas, students can find a variety of different housing opportunities. Prices always vary depending on size, location, and amenities of the place you choose, but range between $750 – $1,000 per month. Check out some of the provided websites below to find roommates, private or shared apartments in Irvine.

In case of a private rental, we always recommend having a live-look before making any payments.

Some students also use arrive a few weeks earlier and stay in a hotel or hostel, while looking for the perfect location to live. However, we recommend to already plan ahead and set up appointments with landlords or rental managements before arriving. The following vacation rental providers occasionally also offer long-term rentals for shared or private apartments:

If you have any further questions regarding accommodation, our European office is happy to assist you.

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