Assistance with housing is provided for all students who wish to live on campus or with host families. Students are encouraged to make their reservations by sending the appropriate application at least one month in advance. Students may also make off-campus accommodation arrangements on their own and choose from a wide selection of apartments available in the community.
Homestays provide a great opportunity to practice the English language and to learn about American culture. Students live with a family and have a private bedroom with either a private or shared bathroom. The current cost is $920 per month. This includes 16 meals per week and transportation. There is also a $200 non-refundable placement fee. There is a limited number of host families. Applications should be submitted at least one month prior to arrival. Placements are given in the order applications/fees are received. The commitment is for one 9-week term, but the contract can be extended for additional terms.
Please review the homestay FAQ to help you make a decision about whether you are the kind of person for whom a homestay is most appropriate. If you determine that it is, please print out the Homestay Application Form and follow the instructions to mail it to the center.
Living in a residence hall provides great opportunities for learning English and meeting people. Each room is shared by two students and is fully furnished, including a sink. All rooms have wireless internet service and cable television hook-up. Students have access to lounges, a recreation room, a kitchen, and a coin-operated laundry. More information about residence hall living is available on the Valpo website. Students need to complete a form committing to living in the residence hall for at least one 9-week term. The cost is $1665 per 9-week term. Students who are under 21 years of age must also pay $533 towards food per 9-week term.
Rental apartments are available within walking distance of campus. Rents typically range from about $600 to $800 per month depending on the type/size of the apartment. These apartments are not furnished and require a one year lease. You can find a list of Valparaiso Apartments at apartments.com, zumper and Uloop. The Uptown East Apartments are a recognized provider of University off-campus housing for Graduate and Law students. These apartments include furniture, internet, utilities, fitness center, etc. The rent per month ranges from $775/$825 for a shared apartment to $950 for a one bedroom apartment.
*Please note that you will be required to live in the residence hall if after graduating from INTERLINK you continue as a student at Valparaiso University and you are under 22 years old.