How to Find Housing - International
Think About Your Budget
- Rent and deposit amount. Will you live with a roommate?
- Cost of monthly utilities. Which utilities are included?
- Is it furnished? Can you afford furnishing it?
- Where do you plan to eat?
Find Your Perfect Place
- Go to Places4Students.com for listings
- Talk to rental companies about availability in your preferred location
- Try to visit the actual apartment before signing or arrange a video call from the place
Ask the Landlord
- What are the measurements of your room?
- Who are the neighbors?
- Will your landlord take care of repairs and maintenance promptly?
- Where can I do laundry?
- Is the place heated in winter?
Before Signing Your Lease
- Understand your lease. Learn more on this NU Off-Campus Life website
- Record property conditions in the Property Checklist available on our website
- Take pictures with the landlord to avoid unnecessary costs when moving out
Move In & Stay Involved
- Stay in touch with the International Office and NU Off-Campus Life
- Check NU Calendar of events:planitpurple.northwestern.edu
- Like “NU Off-Campus Life” on Facebook
- Don’t miss events for off-campus students