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Find information about living Off-Campus and browse through our collection of resources.


  • Boston Abode

    Specializes in a variety of support services for students and visiting scholars, including helping you find a place to live, furnishing your home before you arrive, and pick-up at the airport. Multilingual team that speaks over 15 languages.  

  • International Fellowship House

    The International Fellowship House is a home away from home located in the Back Bay of Boston. It is more than just housing; it is a welcoming and diverse community that provides a place for male international students, scholars and researchers to excel at their work, build life-long friendships and engage in thoughtful conversations.

  • International Students
  • PlaceMe

    PlaceMe is the largest co-living company in Boston. Since 2016, we help domestic students, international students, and young professionals to find convenient and ready to move-in accommodations with flexible leases in the best locations. 

    If you are looking to rent a room in Boston, PlaceMe offers all-inclusive rent that includes:

    • Fully-furnished bedrooms
    • Fully-furnished common areas and fully stocked kitchen
    • Utilities & High-speed Internet
    • Bimonthly cleaning
    • Background checked roommates
    • Best locations in Boston, Brookline, Brighton, Cambridge, and Somerville

Short-Term Stays

  • Summer Internship Housing at Boston University

    Boston University offers summer on-campus housing to college students who have internships or supervised research in the Greater Boston Area. Weekly rates available beginning late May through mid-late August. Non-BU affiliates are welcome!

  • 9flats

    Less expensive alternative to hotels, privately owned short-term stays

  • Abercrombie Farrington Inn

    Short-terms stays, lower rates, located just past BU’s West Campus near Commonwealth Ave in Allston

  • Airbnb

    Privately owned short-term rentals, some rent by the night, the week, or the month – hundreds of cities across the world, including Boston

  • FlipKey

    Privately owned short-term rentals, mentioned by Travel and Leisure magazine as “top vacation rental site” two years in a row

  • FurnishedQuarters

    Short-term, fully furnished and serviced apartments for those needing accommodations for thirty-days or more within walking distance of BU

  • The Inn at Longwood Medical

    Hotel-style accommodations, with the option for apartments and suites, as well as long-term stays. 15% discount to all affiliates of BU, BC, Newbury College, and Northeastern University

  • Oakwood Temporary Housing

    Fully furnished, short-term temporary housing options


  • Hotels

    In Boston for only a short period of time? Our list of area hotels will help you locate places to stay during your visit.

  • Public Transportation

    BU students are eligible to participate in the MBTA Student Semester Pass program.

Tenants’ Legal Rights and City/Town Specific Information


Alternative Housing Options

  • Our Home Boston

    Arranges affordable, high quality 1-9 months homestays in Boston and Boston’s suburbs for graduate students, research scholars and fellows, medical doctors, and ESL students.

  • Bayridge Residence

    An independent student residence and cultural center situated in the heart of Boston’s Back Bay. The dorm-like facility houses nearly 60 undergraduate and graduate women from more than a dozen schools in the area.