Housing

Bellevue College students and scholars live in a variety of housing arrangements including on-campus housing, apartments, homestay, and hotels depending on their needs and interests. 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.

On-Campus Housing:BC Student Housing Exterior View with Court Yard

Bellevue College opened its first on-campus apartment-style residential community in September 2018. This houses 400 students in a mix of units. Units include a full kitchen and a bathroom, and the building includes a variety of public areas for studying, meeting, and socializing. Our experienced housing leadership team supports the successful operation of the Residence Hall and also develops and facilitates a wide range of student-success initiatives to support students’ overall experience.

For information about the layouts, rates, and application, go to the BC Student Housing.

Main Contact: Housing Department at housing@bellevuecollege.edu.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ): Go to https://www.bellevuecollege.edu/housing/faq/

 


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. Please apply early.

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. Tenants must be at least 18 years old and may need to provide employment history and/or credit history reports to be able to sign the lease agreement. Most apartments are unfurnished and monthly rent does not include the utilities, water and sewage, garbage, and internet service. The average monthly rent for a one-bedroom apartment in Bellevue is $1,910.

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.

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

Apartmentsearch.com

Apartment Guide

Apartment For Rent

Apartmentlist.com

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 for some apartments near the Bellevue College campus


Hotels (Short and Long Term Housing Options)

A few hotel choices are available close to or a short driving-distance to the Bellevue College (BC) campus. These examples are for your reference and do not represent an endorsement by Bellevue College. Look online for more hotel/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.

** Notes:  If you are staying three weeks to one-two  months, please contact Mrs. Laurie Wilson to get a flat discounted rate.
Tel: 425-313-3903 or
Email: laurie.wilson@hilton.com

Last Updated July 30, 2019