Admissions and Financial Aid
International Student Services
Become a Home Stay Family
If you would like to provide a home for one of Delaware County Community College's international students for a semester or longer, please complete the Host Family Application.
Homestay Program and Housing
International students have a variety of housing options from which to choose, including housing with family or friends, apartment living, host family housing, and student house-shares. The Housing Coordinator places students with homestay families and provides assistance to students who prefer apartment living.
The Homestay Program
We recommend that all new students who are in need of housing apply to the Homestay Program. Students in the program will live with a host family and will have a private furnished bedroom, use of the home’s facilities, and interaction with the host family. Bedding, towels, all utilities and 2 meals per day are included. The monthly fee for this option is $675.
In addition to regular host family placements, there are a limited number of homestay placements without meals available. These placements provide all of the above except meals. The student will be responsible for his or her own grocery shopping and cooking. The monthly fee is $475.
Some students prefer to live in independent, shared housing with other students and no host – which is known as student house-share. House-share spaces are limited. The house is fully furnished and equipped. Each student has a private bedroom and shares all other rooms, including bathrooms, living and dining areas, and kitchen. Students are responsible for their own meals. The monthly fee is $475.
For all of the above options, students should complete an Application for Host Family Housing and pay the $400 refundable Homestay Deposit by check or credit card by the deadline noted on the application form. Applications can be sent by mail, email attachment or fax to the attention of Housing Coordinator, International Student Services.
While there are numerous options for apartment living in the communities surrounding the College, apartment living is not recommended for new students. New students interested in apartment living should arrive 2 weeks in advance of Orientation to find and furnish an apartment. The student may need to stay in a motel or hotel until arrangements are made. Towns near the College include Media, Newtown Square, Broomall, and Havertown. Students will want to confirm that the apartment is within walking distance of the 112, 118, or 115 bus route. (www.septa.org)
Housing Coordinator International Student Services
Delaware County Community College
901 Media Line Road
Media PA 19063