Off Campus Housing

Bellevue College does not have dormitories or on-campus housing at this time. If your home university or institution or sponsor organization does not assist with housing, it is your responsibility to find housing.  It is best to secure your housing option before you leave your home country.  BC students and scholars live in a variety of housing arrangements including apartments, homestay, and hotels depending on their needs and interests.

Homestay

If you are interested in living with a host family, the following are agencies that work with Bellevue College. Please email the Housing Agent directly for more details about the placement fee, homestay stipend, and airport pick-up service. Please do not send your housing application and placement fee to BC. It is best to apply at least two months before your arrive as it takes time to find the closest match of the host family with your request for you. It is your responsibility to communicate closely with your housing agent to arrange your own accommodation.

* Intercultural Homestays & Services, Inc.
P.O. Box 27184 – Seattle, WA 98165-1584 – U.S.A.
Main contact person: Ms. Eileen Beaupre
Tel:    206-367-5332   * Fax:    206-367-5320
Email: ihincusa@aol.com
Website: http://www.ihincusa.com

* USA International, Inc.
9614 NE 201st Street – Bothell, WA 98011 – U.S.A.
Main contact person: Ms. Emi Khosraw
Tel:    425-483-5974  * Fax:    425-485-1891
Email: info@ushomestay.com
Website: http://www.ushomestay.com

* American Homestay Network
8201 164th Ave NE, Suite 200 – Redmond, WA 98052
Main contact person: Ms. Michelle Harden
Tel:    425-285-4466  * Fax:    425-396-7063
Email: info@homestaynetwork.com
Website: http://www.homestaynetwork.com

Apartments

> COST OF RENTING AN APARTMENT NEAR THE BELLEVUE COLLEGE CAMPUS
There are several apartments near the campus within walking distance of the college or a short bus ride away. It is best to apply at least two months before you arrive as the apartments are in great demand. If interested, you should contact the apart­ments listed to the right for more information. Please note that furniture is not included in apart­ment rentals.

AVERAGE APARTMENT COST* 
* Does not include utilities
Studio:$1,200 - $1,500/month
1 Bedroom:$1,300 - $1,600/month
2 Bedroom:$1,500 - $1,800/month
3 Bedroom:$1,700 - $2,000/month

When you rent an apartment, be sure you under­stand the lease agreement before you sign. Many lease agreements are for six months or one year. In addition, you will probably have to pay a cleaning and damage deposit, and first and last month rent.

Bellevue College is not endorsed any particular companies or apartment complexes. These (next column) are few examples for your reference.  Look online for more apartment options that meet your needs, such as:

Apartmentsearch.com
Apartment Guide
Apartment For Rent
We do not recommend that you agree to rent from or pay or send money to any individual that you met through CRAIGSLIST or a similar website due to the risk of fraud.

> CONTACT INFORMATION OF SOME APARTMENTS NEAR THE BELLEVUE COLLEGE CAMPUS

Hotels (Short and Long Term Housing Options)

Three hotel choices are available close to the Bellevue College (BC) campus. These examples are for your reference and does not represent an endorsement by Bellevue College. Look online for more apartment options that meet your needs. Please note that you will also need to arrange for a shuttle or taxicab to take you to the following hotels. Remember to ask for promotional rates when booking a room.

*Extended Stay Hotels in Bellevue-Factoria
Main contact person: Ms. Bethany Santos
3700 132nd Ave SE – Bellevue, WA 98006 – U.S.A.
Tel:    425-865-8680  * Fax:    425-865-8989
Email: bsantos@extendedstay.com
Website: http://www.extendedstayhotels.com

*Larkspur Landing Home Suite Hotel
Main contact person: Ms. Marjan Didra
15805 SE 37th St – Bellevue, WA 98006 – U.S.A.
Tel:   425-373-1212   * Fax:    425-373-1500
Email: matashkhayer@larkspurhotels.com
Website: http://www.larkspurhotels.com/larkspur-landing/Bellevue

*Catalina Apartment Community
Main contact person: Ms. Adrenne Cataline
2210 Richards Rd (2210 132nd Ave SE)
Bellevue, WA 98005 – U.S.A.
Tel:   425-746-5400   * Fax:    425-650-7466
Email: catalina@pacnwh.com

Last Updated April 18, 2016