Your Home in Southern California

As a UCR University Extension student, you have several options for housing depending on your length of stay, interests, and preferences. During your stay here in sunny Southern California, you will maximize your cultural exchange, gain local insight, improve your English, and learn about American culture. Whether you want to stay with an American family to fully absorb the typical day-to-day lifestyle, or live in an apartment to experience campus life and meet students from the U.S., your experience will provide a plethora of opportunities to understand and engage in American culture.

Please note that housing options fill quickly, and we recommend applying for housing at least 30 days prior to the date that you’d like to move-in to allow time for processing and preparation of the apartment.

On-Campus Housing


An on-campus housing option exclusively for UCR University Extension students. Live and learn in a global student community that is within walking distance to UCR University Extension and UCR buildings and facilities. International Village residents can select from fully furnished studio apartments or single or double rooms within a shared apartment.


NOTE: There is a $600 damage deposit due with the initial rent payment. This deposit is refundable, minus cleaning fees, after your move-out.

  • Academic Year (9-Month Lease) Per Person, Per Month
    • Double: $715
    • Single: $1,425
    • Studio: $1,455
  • 22-Week to 9-Month Lease Per Person, Per Day
    • Double: $31
    • Single: $52
    • Studio: $54
  • 10- to 22-Week Lease Per Person, Per Day
    • Double: $35
    • Single: $58
    • Studio: $60
  • Less Than 10 Weeks (1-Month Minimum) Per Person, Per Day
    • Double: $40
    • Single: $69
    • Studio: $73

Off-Campus Housing


Student RoomStay provides you the opportunity to live with a local family, experience American culture, and practice English in a home environment. Homestay students can select private or share rooms, meal packages, airport transportation, and weekly transportation to and from UCR or UCR University Extension.


There are several apartments located near the UCR and UCR University Extension campuses. Please note that UCR does not work directly with these apartment complexes. Students interested in living in off-campus apartments should contact each apartment complex individually, and carefully read through the lease terms and conditions before signing any agreements.

Front view of University Riverside Gardens apartments University Riverside Gardens Apartments
3996 Iowa Ave. Riverside, CA 92507
Furnished: No
Lease Length: Always Ends August 31st

Front view of University Village Tower apartments University Village Towers
3500 Iowa Ave. Riverside, CA 92507
Furnished: Yes
Lease Length: 10-12 months

Front view of Alight Riverside apartments Alight Riverside
1400 University Ave. Riverside, CA 92507
Furnished: Yes
Room Style: Single Rooms Only
Lease Length: September to August

Front view of Grandmarc apartments Grand Marc at University Village
3549 Iowa Ave. Riverside, CA 92507
Furnished: Yes
Lease Length: 12 months

View additional off-campus housing options. Please note these are independent housing providers and you will need to contact the housing provider directly for all questions.

For questions or information on housing, contact our international housing office.