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


  • 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.

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  • International Students

Alternative Housing Options

  • In My Area is a free website that lets students find all of the home service companies available in their neighborhood. Students will be able to compare the different internet and cable companies while also seeing what electric, water, and gas companies are available to them. The site is free to use and does not require people to enter personal information. It is designed to help people learn about what a company offers before calling and speaking with that company’s sales agent.

  • 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.

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!

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  • 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

    Newly renovated in 2019, The Inn at Longwood Medical is an ideal location to the Boston University campus. Full service hotel offers free wifi for guests, a full service restaurant, room service, and a food court on site with 7 different types of food offerings. Named by Fodors in 2018 as "Best Hotel near Boston colleges." Click link for current discounted rates, including free parking, for BU students and families.

  • Oakwood Temporary Housing

    Fully furnished, short-term temporary housing options

  • Sublease/Sublet Template

    This is a generic template for a Massachusetts agreement to sublease/sublet.


  • 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