Housing/Living Arrangements

The International Student Program will help you locate housing. Although IECC has only a limited amount of campus housing, many attractive housing accommodations are available in the area. Housing is the student's responsibility, not the responsibility of Illinois Eastern Community Colleges. However, we will make every effort to assist students in finding suitable housing before students arrive in the United States. Students who apply early will be given first consideration.  Be sure to complete the Housing Application Form which is included in the Admission Application packet.


Housing Types

Host Family Living
Many community residents have extra rooms in their homes to rent to international students. These host families will try to make the students stay here comfortable. The host family accommodations are especially good for students who are learning English or have no friends or acquaintances in this area. This arrangement will cost approximately $450 per month. Living with a host family is a great way to get acquainted with an American familly in a typical American home.

Apartment Living
Many apartments are very close to our campuses so students can walk or ride bikes to their college. Students may share a one or two bedroom apartment with other students or live alone, if they prefer. It is less expensive to share an apartment, and we will try to pre-arrange a roommate for interested students. One bedroom apartments cost $500 or more per month. Apartment living is convenient and ideal for the more independent student. Apartments consist of a bedroom, living room, dining room, kitchen, bathroom and closets.