Short-term Housing Arrangement
Before arriving in the United States, it is important that you
make a short-term housing arrangement so that you have a safe
place to stay while you search for a more permanent housing
You can make a hotel reservation online through
International TeachAlliance can provide assistance with securing
Long-term Housing Arrangements
We recommend talking with your teacher, co-workers, or
supervisors for suggestions on affordable, and safe housing
options in your work area.
To reduce housing expenses, you may want to consider sharing an
apartment, or home with another teacher or local community
International TeachAlliance can assist exchange teachers in
locating and securing reasonable housing options.
Housing costs in the United States vary, but you should expect
to pay 20-40% of your take-home salary in rent.
You also typically have to pay separately for utilities, such as
electricity, heat, air-conditioning, water, garbage, and
Most apartments or rental homes require a move-in deposit,
typically “first and last month’s rent” (meaning two months’ of
rent) when securing the apartment.
Most will require a lease, which is a contract typically of one
year to pay rent to the landlord.
Here are a few resources: