Having a roommate can help you adjust to American life by giving you someone to share your experiences with—it’s also a great way to save money on rent. Many of our international students have a family member already living in the Orlando area and choose to stay with them. Others seek out another international student with a similar background, while others may prefer to live with an American.
Just keep a few things in mind when choosing someone to live with:
- Don’t meet up with potential roommates by yourself—bring a friend and meet in a public place.
- Choose a roommate who has similar living habits as you. Before moving in together, discuss what you expect out of each other.
- Avoid money issues—ask your landlord if you and your roommate can have separate leases.
Resources for finding roommates:
Housing Costs and Living Expenses
Find out how much money you should budget for housing and other living expenses while studying at Valencia.
While driving is the quickest way to get around, Orlando offers additional transportation options.
Students can choose from a variety of options, including a homestay, hotel or apartment.