Choosing the right housing is one of the most important decisions international students make while attending Seattle Central.

International students at Seattle Central typically live in one of the following types of housing:

Host Families

A homestay is a very special opportunity to experience American culture firsthand. It is also one of the most economical housing options available to international students.

List of homestay agencies who work with Seattle Central

On Campus Apartments

The Studios on Broadway are available for 9, 12 and 18 month license periods. Priority is given to new students, but current students may still have opportunities to live in The Studios.

Information on applying for placement in The Studios, cost, and other details
Information for current residents living in The Studios

Apartments and Shared Housing

Most students at Seattle Central live in apartments or shared housing.

List of private apartments and a guide to searching for properties



Most students move at least once while enrolled. When moving, consider the following:

Report Your New Address to Seattle Central

Report your new address to Seattle Central within 10 days of moving (as noted on our website, this is an immigration requirement all F-1 visa holders must follow).

Report Your New Address to USPS

Submit your change of address to the US Postal Service.

Students In Apartments: Notify Your Landlord

Check your lease to see if you must give some notice before moving out. Many leases require renters to pay the next month if they do not give enough notice. Also, review details on refunding deposits, cleaning requirements, and other conditions that apply upon move out.

Students In Homestays: Notify Your Host Family

Be sure to tell them when you will be moving out, as they may worry if they do not know where you are. It is also considered rude to leave without informing your host family that you have found another place to live.

Students In On-Campus Studios: Make An Appointment With A Community Assistant

Make a move-out appointment with a Community Assistant as soon as possible. Official move-out dates are provided upon placement, and in the license agreement at move-in.

Storage Services

You may need a place to temporarily store your belongings after you move out. Two storage facilities near Seattle Central are listed below:

Public Storage
1815 12th Ave
Seattle, WA 98122
Tel: (206) 438-9532; (800) 688-8057

Public Storage
1515 13th Ave
Seattle, WA 98122
Tel: (206) 438-9545; (800) 688-8057