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  1. What housing options are available through UCR IEP? [top]

    UCR IEP provides two main housing options, as well as short-term accommodations if you prefer to choose your housing after you arrive in Riverside. Compare your options and decide which one is right for you.


    International Village (IV)

    (On-Campus)

    Homestay

    (Off-Campus)

    Extension Residence Center

    (ERC)

    How Long

    For stays of 10+ weeks (minimum stay is 4 weeks).

    No minimum stay.

    For stays of 14 days or less.

    Who Can Apply

    You must be 18 or older.

    No minimum age.

    You must be 18 or older.

    Cost

    IV rates vary, based on the lease term and room occupancy. Students have many options, depending on your budget, age, and lifestyle.

    Homestay is the most inexpensive housing options, as meals and some transportation is included.

    ERC rates vary, based on length of stay.

    Occupancy (Roommates)

    Single- and double-occupancy options are available (rates vary).

    Double-occupancy only.

    Single- and double-occupancy options are available (rates vary).

    Living Environment

    You will live in a privately run residence hall that offers furnished, air-conditioned rooms. You will be able to interact with both American students and other international students.

    You will live and interact with an American family, which can help you to improve your English more quickly and learn about American culture.

    Live in a comfortable, furnished, and air-conditioned room.

    Meals

    You can buy food to cook your own meals, or walk to the nearby University Village to purchase food at a variety of restaurants.

    Your homestay family provides three meals per day, at no additional cost.

    A full-service cafeteria is available inside the UCR Extension Center. You may purchase a meal plan option ($50 for 10 meals).

    Location and Transportation

    IV is located within a short walking distance of your classes and a vibrant American college compus. Nearby University Village offers shops, restaurants, and a movie theater.

    Transportation to and from UCR Extension for all classes and UCR IEP-related events is included in the Homestay fee.

    ERC is located inside the UCR Extension Center and within walking distance of the vibrant UCR campus. Nearby University Village offers shops, restaurants, and a movie theater.

    Amenities

    • A private bathroom.
    • High-speed internet.
    • Telephone (free, unlimited local calls).
    • Computer lab.
    • Premium cable service with 42" flat screen TV.
    • Laundry facilities (additional cost).
    • Fitness gym, billiards room, sports field, and basketball court.

    • Three meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner).
    • Transportation to and from UCR for all UCR-related events.
    • Amenities will vary as each home is different. You may have access to a telephone, internet, and laundry.

    • A private bathroom.
    • Free high-speed wireless internet throughout the building (including rooms and Student Lounge).
    • Telephone (free local calls).
    • Computer lab with wired internet access.
    • Television.
    • Laundry facilities (additional cost).
    • Breakfast each morning of your stay.
    • Bed linens and towels.


    On-campus housing: International Village (IV)

    • Located across the street from UCR Extension.
    • Minimum stay of four weeks.

    Off-campus housing: American Homestay Family

    • Located in the Inland Empire. Transportation to UCR Extension is included.
    • Minimum age 14; No minimum stay required.
    • Application must be received at least 4 weeks prior to student arrival.
    • Students may be required to prepare their own breakfast and lunch.

    Short-term housing: Extension Residence Center (ERC)

    • Located inside the UCR Extension Center.
    • Available with advance reservations for stays of 14 days or less.

  2. Which UCR IEP housing option is right for me? [top]

    International Village (IV) (On-Campus Housing)

    International Village (IV) is our most flexible housing option for adult students (aged 18 and over) who want to live on-campus with or without a roommate/housemate. IV is an independently owned residence hall located on the UCR campus, within walking distance of your classes.


    International Village (On-Campus Housing) Fees
    Placement Fee $200 Nonrefundable
    Damage Deposit $200 Refundable after mandatory standard cleaning fees are assessed upon move-out.
    Duration of Stay Types of Living Arrangements and Rates
    Double:
    You share a bedroom/bathroom and common areas with roommate/housemate(s).
    Single:
    You have your own bedroom/bathroom, but you share common areas with housemate(s).
    Studio:
    You have the apartment to yourself-no roommate(s) or housemate(s).
    9-month lease (academic year) $590 per person, per month $1,180 per person, per month $1,200 per person, per month
    22-week to 9-month lease $24 per person, per day $44 per person, per day $46 per person, per day
    10-week to 22-week lease $27 per person, per day $49 per person, per day $51 per person, per day
    4-week to 10-week lease $32 per person, per day $58 per person, per day $62 per person, per day


    Notes:

    • Due upon confirmation of room assignment to reserve your room.
    • Bed linens provided for all residents. All linens must be returned at the end of stay.
    • UCR assists students with the application process, but is not responsible for placement or for IV's management.
    • Community Assistants (CAs) are available 24 hours per day to assist all residents
    • A lease is a binding legal contract. It's important that you read through the contract (lease) thoroughly, and understand its terms (including all cancellation policies) before you sign it.

    To apply for International Village at UCR IEP, you must first create an account and complete an IEP Program Application. After you have completed your program application, you can click here to log-in to your Student Portal and complete a housing application. Only students admitted to an IEP program are eligible to apply for housing.


    Contact the UCR IEP Residence Life Coordinator for questions

    1200 University Ave.
    Riverside, CA 92507
    Email: iep-oncampushousing@ucx.ucr.edu
    Phone: (951) 827-2652


    Homestay (Off-Campus Housing)

    Homestay is the most economical housing option, and the best opportunity for cultural immersion. Students who stay with an American family improve their English more quickly, learn about American life and customs, and form a unique bond and friendship with their hosts. There is no minimum age and no minimum stay. You will have a double-occupancy, furnished room, and all meals and daily transportation to classes and school-related activities is included.


    Homestay (Off-Campus Housing) Fees
    Placement Fee $200 Nonrefundable
    Duration of Stay Rates
    Short-Term (1-9 weeks) $225 per person, per week; $33 per person, per extra day
    Long-Term (10+ weeks) $900 per person, per month; $30 per person, per extra day


    Notes:

    • The homestay placement fee is paid to the university.
    • The weekly/monthly room fees are paid directly to the families.

    To apply for the American Homestay Program at UCR IEP, you must first create an account and complete an IEP Program Application. After you have completed your program application, you can click here to log-in to your Student Portal and complete a housing application. Only students admitted to an IEP program are eligible to apply for housing.


    Contact the UCR IEP Homestay Program for questions

    1200 University Ave.
    Riverside, CA 92507
    Email: homestay-sw@ucx.ucr.edu
    Phone: (951) 827-4423


    Extension Residence Center (ERC) (On-Campus Housing/Short-Term Only)

    The newly remodeled Extension Residence Center (ERC) is conveniently located within the UC Riverside Extension Center and is available to guests aged 18 and over, for up to 14 nights.


    Duration of Stay Single-Occupancy Rate Double-Occupancy Rate
    Short-Term only (1-14 Nights) $65 per person, per night $35 per person, per night

    Notes:

    • Only single and double occupancy rooms are available at this time.
    • Reservations are required, and should be made at least one week in advance.

    Contact the ERC Coordinator for questions and/or to make a reservation.

    1200 University Ave.
    Riverside, CA 92507
    Email: erc@ucx.ucr.edu
    Phone: (951) 827-1708



  3. What other housing options are available to me? [top]

    Hotels


    If you wish to arrive in Riverside and look for long-term housing, there are several hotels conveniently located within walking distance of UCR Extension. Contact the hotel directly by phone or email to inquire about rates and reservations.


    Comfort Inn
    1590 University Ave.
    Riverside, CA 92507
    Tel: (951) 683-6000
    Ask about the UCR IEP rate of $60 per night, per room.


    Courtyard by Marriott
    1510 University Ave.
    Riverside, CA 92507
    Tel: (951) 276-1200


    Dynasty Suites
    3735 Iowa Ave.
    Riverside, CA 92507
    Tel: (951) 369-8200


    Links from a website located on a UCR server to any non-University site do not imply University endorsement of the site's products or services. References to non-UCR products, services, or organizations do not imply University endorsement of such products, services, or organizations.


    Rental Apartments


    There are many options for off-campus apartments. Please remember to:

    • Never get an apartment through a "sublease."
    • Ask to see the exact apartment that you will be renting before signing a lease.
    • Only sign the lease when you understand all of the contract terms.

    A lease is a binding legal contract. It's important that you read through the contract (lease) thoroughly, and understand its terms, BEFORE you sign it.


    In California, your signature indicates your acceptance of all terms in a contract, and there is no time period to back out of the contract (called a "cooling-off" period), if you change your mind.


    Please feel free to contact us:
    Tel: (951) 827-4346
    Email: wkim@ucx.ucr.edu



  4. I need a ride from the airport. Do you offer an airport transfer service? [top]

    Yes, we have an optional airport transfer service, if you fly into Ontario International Airport or Los Angeles International Airport. Prices and reservations are available here.


    Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) or Ontario International Airport (ONT) Arrivals and Departures


    Door-to-door service and check-in assistance is available through our optional Airport Transfer Service.


    UCR IEP Optional Airport Transfer Service Fees Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) Ontario International Airport (ONT)
    Reservation made 10 days in advance of arrival/departure. $100 $50
    Reservation made less than 10 days before arrival/departure $120 $70

    To apply for Airport Transfer at UCR IEP, you must first create an account and complete an IEP Program Application. After you have completed your program application, you can click here to request transfer from LAX or click here to request transfer from Ontario Airport. Only students admitted to an IEP program are eligible for applying for airport transfer.


    Contact the UCR IEP Transportation Coordinator for questions

    1200 University Ave.
    Riverside, CA 92507
    Email: iep_transportation@ucx.ucr.edu
    Phone: (951) 827-4423


    All Other Local Airport Arrivals and Departures


    SuperShuttle

    SuperShuttle is one option for transportation to or from local airports. They offer door-to-door service. To make a reservation, call (800) 258-3826 (within the United States) or visit their website.


    Taxi Cab Companies

    There are two cab companies that serve the Riverside area. Cabs can be good for short trips in and around the city but are generally too expensive for long-distance travel.

    • Yellow Cab
      1-(877) 231-8294

    • Bell Cab
      1-(951) 684-1234