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How to Find Your Apartment/Housing
Another important step in preparing for your arrival is finding housing. Although we do not have dorms yet, we do have connections to a variety of local apartments that are convenient to the college. Our Local bus comes directly to campus as well. We will do our best to assist our students with finding housing. Please note that we will try to assist with roommate matching between international students. We do not have the ability to match with US students. We have estimated the cost of housing in the estimated yearly cost that you had to provide for the college to issue your I-20. This estimate includes costs such as apartment, utilities, food, transportations, etc. It will vary student by student of course but this is a fair estimate for the average student.
When first arriving, you may need to stay in a hotel near the campus temporarily until you confirm your apartment rental if you are not able to do so before you arrive. This is not uncommon. You can download a list of local hotels and view a map of the local hotels here to help make those plans.
To learn some tips to finding an apartment, click here. (Updated July 2013)
For a list of apartments, landlords, and housing websites, click here. (Updated July 2013)
Special note for housing questions during visa interview:
During the visa interview, you may be asked about housing or where you will live while studying at BCC. We do NOT have dorms on campus; HOWEVER, we will assist you with finding an apartment and/or roommate(s) AFTER your visa is approved.
We do not assist BEFORE the visa is approved so we do not make connections that can not be fulfilled due to a visa denial. You should be able to explain how housing works when the Consular officer asks this question. You may need to stay in temporary housing (for example, hotel) until your housing is finalized when you arrive.