Housing and Homestay
Students have the option of renting an apartment near the college. Staff in the International Student Services & Programs Office will provide assistance to students who are looking for an apartment nearby. Some apartments are within walking distance of the college. Others will require a bus or car ride. There are many buses for students who do not plan to own a car. The Number 17 bus stops at the Red Rocks campus approximately every 30 minutes.
Rooms for Rent
Some students will wish to live with a roommate in an apartment or house. Often, you can find a fellow college student with which to share the rent. Living with a roommate can be a good way to save on rent, and living with an American student can help to improve your language skills and knowledge of American culture. The Office of Student Life at Red Rocks provides a list for students interested in this option. The cost to share an apartment begins at approximately $350+ per month per roommate.
International students who live with American families have furnished rooms in a family home with local telephone and television (and often internet), use of laundry facilities, and two meals provided daily for an average of $650 per month. It may also be possible to do your own grocery shopping and cooking. Students usually share family activities unless they prefer extra privacy. It is an excellent opportunity to learn American traditions and culture and to practice your English. Homestay host families are only available for international students here on a visa. Homestay host families are not available for permanent residents or citizens of the Unites States.
Families who participate in our Homestay program are visited and their homes inspected to ensure a clean and healthy environment for students. Background checks are conducted to be certain of family members' good citizenship.
Questions about pets, smoking, children, religious practices, eating habits, and other topics are considered for the benefit of all students.
Almost all American host families have at least one pet (usually a dog or a cat). If you are not willing to stay with a host family that has a pet, then the homestay program is not for you. In that case, renting an apartment or finding a roommate is a better alternative.
Please contact us if you would like to arrange a homestay.