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Housing Information

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 close to public transit routes. Travel times to the various university buildings generally depend on housing and class locations.

Housing is available on all ISA programs in the Pacific region, at an additional cost. There are a range of housing options and costs vary according to host university, accommodation type and session. Please review the details within your program session.

A Housing Commitment Fee of $1,000 must be paid by the Final Forms and Payment due date. This fee is nonrefundable after the payment due date and is applied to overall housing costs. The total housing cost will be billed 3-4 weeks prior to the program's departure, once a housing assignment has been allocated.

Semester Housing Options
Dorms(ICMS and UNSW)
ISA students live in residence halls with Australian and other international students. Student housing is assigned on a first-come, first-served basis.

Students living in a dorm will have a single or shared room. Dorm options either include a full, or partial meal plan, or are self-catered. Students will share bathroom facilities as well as kitchen facilities with other students. Coin operated laundry facilities are available inside or nearby. Each residence hall includes additional facilities such as music, study, and game rooms. Each residence hall is equipped with DSL or wireless internet access.

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.

University Apartments (Macquaire and UNSW)
Students will live in University-operated, fully furnished, multi-student apartments with private ensuite bathrooms, and shared living and kitchen areas. Kitchen will be equipped with basic cookery, a stove, a fridge, and microwave. No meal plan is available, students are responsible for all meals. A bedding pack with blanket, pillow, and linens will be provided. University apartments are located either on campus, or within short walking distance to the university. ISA students will be housed with other ISA students as well as other Host University Students.

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.

Student Residence (USYD and UTS)
Students living in non-university housing will be placed in fully furnished apartment style accommodation in either twin-share or single rooms, and will share a fully equipped kitchen, lounge areas, and coin-operated laundry facilities. Students will be living with other ISA and/or host university students. Accommodation with be located within walking distance to the university campus, and will be in close proximity to public transportation. Wireless internet and linen packages are provided, but meal plans and laundry services are not available.

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.

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.

Summer Housing Options
Student Residence (USYD Summer 1, 2 & 3)
Students will be living in fully furnished apartment style accomodation in either twin-share or single rooms, and will share a fully equipped kitchen, lounge areas, and coin-operated laundry facilities. Student will be living with other ISA and/or host univeristy students. Accomodation with be located within walking distance to the univeristy campus, and will be in close proximity to public transportation. Wireless internet and linen packages are provided, but meal plans and laundry servies are not available.

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.

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.

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.