The FBI has notified all Philadelphia area colleges and universities about a recent social media posting threatening violence at an unspecified Philadelphia area college or university on Monday, October 5 at 2 p.m. EST. Since the shooting last week at a community college in Oregon, the FBI has seen similar social media postings throughout the country. Delaware County Community College takes campus safety very seriously and in response to this threat the College has notified the local police departments presiding over all of the College's locations and is working in conjunction with them to enhance security. The College’s Office of Safety & Security will also increase security patrols on Monday and monitor the situation closely. We ask that you remain aware of your surroundings and report any suspicious activity or behaviors to Security at 610-359-5303. 

Homestay Program and Housing

International students who are at least 18 years of age 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 may place students with homestay families or provides information to students who prefer house-shares or apartment living. 

No housing assistance will be provided to international students under the age of 18. Students under the age of 18 are required to live with family or family friends while attending Delaware County Community College.

The Homestay Program

New students who are at least 18 years of age and who would prefer to live with an area family should complete a Homestay Application. 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.

For either option, students should complete a Homestay Application 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.

Student House-Share

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 specific arrangement and monthly fee is determined by the home owner.

Apartment Living

There are numerous options for apartment living in the communities surrounding the College. 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).

Have Questions?

Housing Coordinator ­International Student Services ­
610.325.2830 ­
Delaware County Community College ­
901 Media Line Road ­
Media PA 19063