ISS encourages 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.
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 walking distance to UW Bothell:
Country Inn & Suites
19333 N Creek Pkwy, Bothell, WA 98011
Phone: (425) 485-5557
11920 NE 195th Street, Bothell, WA 98011
Phone: (425) 485-3030
On-Campus Housing Options
UW Bothell Student Housing offers fully furnished, on-campus apartments that include a full 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.
One unique option available to students who want to live on campus is to join a Living-Learning Community (LLC). LLCs give you the added benefit of living with other students who share similar interests. There are currently two LLC themes at UW Bothell:
Global Learning: This community includes students from countries all around the world who are interested in a mutual exchange of culture and ideas.
Science and Technology: This community has students interested in environmental and biological sciences, as well us electrical engineering, math, physics, computing & software systems, and video game technology.
Learn more about the Living-Learning Communities by visiting http://www.uwb.edu/housing/llc
Housing Questions? Contact the Housing Office at firstname.lastname@example.org
Off-Campus Housing Options
ISS does not assist students to find off-campus accomodations, but suggest the following helpful resources:
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.
Search online through services such as www.craigslist.com, www.apartmentsearch.com, www.ApartmentList.com, www.myapartmentmap.com or UW Seattle's off-campus listing at http://hub.washington.edu/services/ocha.
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)
Seattle Homestay Agency
American Homestay Network