Off Campus Housing

Bellevue College does not have on-campus (dormitory) housing.  Student needs to arrange their own housing and we recommend you do this before you arrive in the US.   There are several options available such as an American homestay, shared housing and renting an apartment.


If you are interested in living with an American family, the following are agencies that work in the BC area. 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 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

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

American Homestay Network
8201 164th Ave NE, Suite 200 – Redmond, WA 98052
Main contact person: Ms. Michelle Harden
Tel: 425-285-4466 Fax: 925-396-7063


Many apartment buildings require a one year lease, but it’s possible to find some apartments that are rented on a month by month basis. There are several apartment complexes located in the Bellevue College area.  The rental fees can run between $700-1500 per month depending on the location and size of apartment needed.  There are many apartments and houses for rent in the Seattle/Bellevue area. A few referral options are:

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.

Short and Long Term Housing Options

The following companies provide our students with a special rate. Please contact the hotel directly for the BC special rate.

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

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