Off Campus Housing

Bellevue College does not have on-campus (dormitory) housing so all Bellevue College students will need to secure their own housing.   Many students who are new to the US, or the Seattle area are anxious about where they will live. It’s best if you can get this arranged before your arrival.   There are several local options available such as an American homestay, shared housing and renting an apartment by yourself.  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.  The BC International Student Programs office has a list of most apartment complexes in the area as well as a list of agencies that help find American homestay opportunities.

Housing Options

Bellevue College has no on campus housing, but provides the following information to help students find a housing option that works best for them. The US is a very diverse country and Americans have many different ethnic and racial backgrounds.  Host families will reflect the wonderful diversity of our country.


If you are interested in living with an American family, the following are 3 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


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

Occasionally, students need a housing option for a short term.  The following companies provide our students with a special rate. Please contact the Hotel directly for 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. Megan Frodge
15805 SE 37th St – Bellevue, WA 98006 – U.S.A.
Tel: 425-373-1212    Fax: 425-373-1500