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Finding Roommates

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.

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Transportation

While driving is the quickest way to get around, Orlando offers additional transportation options.

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Housing Options

Students can choose from a variety of options, including a homestay, hotel or apartment.

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