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Housing Information


Housing and Homestay

OCC does not have on-campus housing.  However, all students have access to a current listing of housing options in the area by clicking here:
If you are interested in listing your room/apartment for rent, please register with JumpOffCampus here: 
Please note that listing fees may apply.
As an international student, you can also choose to participate in a homestay program and live with a local family.  If you are interested in a homestay program, you can directly contact one of the homestay agencies listed below for more information and pricing. 

Student International Housing, Inc. (SIH)
Phone: (310) 320-4700
StudentLink International  
Phone: (424) 250-0775
Universal Student Housing
Phone: (310) 824-4908
If you are a current international student or have been accepted to OCC as an international student for an upcoming semester and have any questions regarding the housing options, please contact Ms. Jingfan Satow via e-mail at
Orange Coast College is not affiliated with any of the rentals, homestay agencies, or individuals who advertise room rentals. These listings are provided for informational purposes only. Students must make their own evaluation when selecting housing.
Frequently asked questions regarding housing at OCC:
*Where can I find information about renting a room?
Information on rooms for rent is posted online. Students have access to this online service 24 hours a day. 
*Where can I find an apartment to rent?
There are a number of apartment complexes near Orange Coast College and its environs. Rental charges vary according to location, number of bedrooms and facilities in the complex.
*What is the International Student Homestay Program?
The International Student Homestay Program offers the possibility of living with a local host family while attending OCC and is reserved for international students only. In most cases the family will provide you with room and board in exchange for rent. Each student desiring to live with a host family must contact one of the homestay agencies listed on our Housing and Homestay webpage for more information.  This is a great opportunity for international students to practice and improve their English skills, learn more about the American lifestyle, be part of a family and share their culture and language. 
Hotels & Motels close to OCC:
•Ayres Hotel & Suites (714) 549-0300
•Hilton (714) 540-7000
•Holiday Inn Express Costa Mesa (949) 631-6000
•Marriott Residence Inn (714) 957-1100
•Ramada Inn  (949) 645-2221
•Residence Inn (714) 241-8800
•Super 8 Motel (The closest to OCC) (714) 545-9471
•The Westin (714) 540-2500
*Orange Coast College does not review, inspect or recommend any of the listings that are posted. Students should be aware that the postings may be made by any person in the community, and not just OCC students. It is the responsibility of the student to interview all potential roommates and make arrangements for rent charges. OCC does not take any responsibility for the condition and/or specific circumstances arising from use of this information. OCC expressly disclaims any and all responsibility for any problems that may arise with regard to such property or rental units.  All prospective tenants are encouraged to exercise their own due diligence when evaluating any housing options, potential roommates, landlord, and rental (agreements) contracts.