Center for International Education


We encourage students to confirm your accommodations before you arrive in the U.S. Students should not plan to arrive without having housing accommodations secured, as on-campus housing is not guaranteed and it can take at least a couple of weeks to find suitable off-campus housing.

Off-Campus-Housing-Resources Booklet

Temporary Accommodations

If you need a place to stay in Bothell until you can secure your long-term housing accommodations, you may consider staying with a local host family (see information below) or staying at one of the  hotels located within a 10-minute walk to UW Bothell:

Country Inn & Suites
19333 N Creek Pkwy, Bothell, WA 98011
Phone: (425) 485-5557

Residence Inn
11920 NE 195th Street, Bothell, WA 98011
Phone: (425) 485-3030

On-Campus Housing

UW Bothell Student Housing offers a furnished, on-campus apartments that include a kitchen, bathroom, washer and dryer! Be part of a growing, vibrant residential community where you live with your peers, meet new friends, and enjoy Student and Residential Life programming. In order to apply for housing, you will need your UW NETID.  If you still need to set up your NETID, please click here.

For more information on housing, or to apply, please visit or email!

Off-Campus Housing

The Center for International Education does not assist students to find off-campus accomodations, but suggest the following helpful resources:

  1. Rent an Apartment:
    Students should consider looking for apartments in Bothell and surrounding neighborhoods that have easy public transportation to the UW Bothell campus. Apartments in the U.S. are not furnished. You will need to purchase household items (either new or used furniture) or consider renting items for a short time through companies, such as CORT.

    A list of apartments near campus : Local Apartment Information for International Students

    Search online through services such as, www.apartmentsearch.com, , ,,WA/ or


  1. Homestay Programs:
    If you are looking for a short or long-term homestay, the following are a few organizations that you may consider contacting:

    USA International (located in Bothell, WA)
    ABODE Homestay 
    Intercultural Homestay   
    Seattle Homestay
    Seattle Homestay Agency
    Experience America
    American Homestay Network

Looking for a Roommate? 

We have created three platforms to help UWB students find fellow students who are also looking for a roommate.