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Housing Information

Housing is provided on all ISA programs in the Pacific region, at an additional cost. There are a range of housing options and costs vary according to accommodation selected and session.

The experience of living in another culture will be both educational and rewarding so long as you stay open-minded and reasonable at all times. There are differences in culture and lifestyle between life in Australia and the U.S. Remember: the key to a positive experience is flexibility.

Summer Program

The housing at the University Adelaide during the summer term will range from approximately $1,500-$2,600. The Housing Commitment fee for the Adelaide Summer Program is $500, and must be paid by the Final Forms and Payment due date.

ISA Housing provides the opportunity for students to experience aspects of the Australian lifestyle that are inaccessible to the average visitor of Australia. All ISA Housing options are either within walking distance or conveniently located near public transit routes. Travel times may vary.

Off-Campus, No Meal Plan

ISA students will have the choice to live at off campus apartments. Students have the option of a studio apartment or a 2 bedroom apartment.
Rooms include a queen size bed, ensuite bathroom, a balcony, fully self-contained kitchen, and laundry facilities. Charges include all utilities and wifi. Students prepare their own meals.

A $500 refundable security deposit will be charged to students living in ISA arranged housing. ISA may retain some, or all, of this deposit in the case of damage to property, or if utility usage exceeds the allotted monthly amount.


Students may choose to stay in homestay accommodation in an Australian family home, allowing them to experience Australian family life and culture. Like most modern societies, Australian households vary. A homestay family does not necessarily mean a two-parent family with children. Hosts may be single individuals, married couples, single parents with children, couples or partners with or without children. Backgrounds vary greatly. Typically host families have an interest in sharing their own culture with others and are eager to learn about other cultures.
The University will attempt to match students with like-minded families (i.e. pets/no pets, like music, sport, etc.). Homestay accommodation could be up to 40 minutes from campus, but will be located near public transport which students can catch to and from the University. Students will have their own bedroom and will be provided breakfast, lunch and dinner each day.

Independent Housing

Students may opt to secure housing independently. Students who select this option will be responsible for their own housing during the program and will forgo any ISA assistance for housing matters.