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Housing Options

There are several housing options near the university. Housing usually fills up quickly. Apply early to reserve a room.

Right at Home Homestay

A homestay allows you to experience American culture in the safety and comfort of an American home. It also provides excellent opportunities to practice English conversation. By sharing everyday life with your host family, a homestay becomes much more than just renting a room in a home. It becomes a place where you feel "right at home".

Features & Pricing

  • Comfortable private rooms
  • self-serve continental breakfast each morning, and 3 family-style dinners each week
  • Located in residential neighborhoods convenient to the Drexel ELC (15-30 minutes)
  • Free linens and bedding, wireless internet access, access to microwave and refrigerator, and laundry facilities

Since every home is different, every homestay is different. Some homestay hosts include a husband, a wife, and children; some are single parents with children; and some are single Americans who enjoy sharing their homes with one of our students.

Homestay students are expected to live with their hosts as "family members." This means students may be invited to participate in a variety of family traditions, activities, and outings. They are also expected to keep their bedrooms clean and to help with shared tasks like cleaning up after a family meal. All homestay hosts are chosen for their hospitality and proximity to the ELC. Each family must submit an extensive application and references to the Homestay Coordinator and be interviewed in the home before they can be accepted as Homestay hosts.


$31 per night + $285 placement fee.  Placement fee is due at the time of application.  Payments should be made directly to the host family every four weeks 28 nights x $31 = $868). 

Payments for the term are made directly to your host family at the start of each new term

For more information or to apply for a homestay, go to the Right at Home Homestay website.


International House Philadelphia

International House Philadelphia provides affordable housing with flexible leases for students from more than 75 countries, in the heart University City. Both American and international students from all over Philadelphia reside here. Housing will only be offered through the month of December 2019.

Features & Pricing

International House Philadelphia a large, dormitory-style residence for students from many universities located within a 15 minute walk of Drexel ELC. Accommodations are single private rooms with a common bath and kitchen shared among 10 residents. Services include a computer room, weekly films, and special events. Many restaurants and shops are located within a 3-block radius.

Click here for IHP housing rates.

Applications and payments must be made directly to International House. $350 deposit - to be used to hold your room and used towards your room upon arrival, plus $50 application fee ($400 total) required to reserve your space.

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Features & Pricing

Applications and payments can be made directly at For current rates and to view a listing of housing options for Drexel University, click here.