Center for International Services & Programs

Housing: Temporary, Off Campus, On Campus

One of the most important issues to address after students are admitted to CSU is where they are going to live.  Housing depends on a student’s financial situation, desired commute time to and from school, and the location they want to live in.  Choosing the right housing option contributes significantly to your mental peace and educational success.  

Temporary Housing:

Airbnb began in 2008 when two designers who had space to share hosted three travelers looking for a place to stay. From futons on the floor to castles on the hilltop, each Airbnb listings is unique. Search results feature entire homes, private rooms, and shared rooms at every price point. Hosts describe their space in detail, including available amenities and arrival and departure times, and guests leave reviews about their experience.

Some of surrounding cities and neighborhoods include:  Parma, Cleveland Heights, Shaker Heights, Lakewood, Tremont, Ohio City, and Euclid.

Please visit their website for rates and locations:

Cleveland Hostel is a non- smoking.  It's also 1 block from the Westside Market and the bars and restaurants of Ohio City so students should enjoy the area. It looks like the hostel can accommodate 26 - 32 students in these "hostel style" bunk rooms. $26.00-$27.30 per night.

Price is per person per night.

University Hotel and Suites is conveniently located in downtown Greater Cleveland. Situated ideally between downtown and its major attractions. The hotel is six block from Cleveland State University.  

Please visit their website for rates: 


Click here to learn more about Global InterVarsity (CSU Student Faith Based Organization)

Click here to learn more about International Friends (CSU Student Faith Based Organization)

The American Homestay Network (AHN-USA) provides international students with the option to live with American families for as little as 1 month to as long as a school year. Students choose how close to campus they would like to live (premium = less than 30 minutes by public transit and standard = 30-60 minutes by bus) and if they would like meals provided by their hosts or if they would like to prepare their own meals and AHN-USA matches those students with prescreened families. The American Homestay Network was launched by the Australian Homestay Network, which will place over 10,000 students in 2013. Find out more at or call 1-888-268-1903

On-Campus Housing:

Students who choose to reside in one of CSU's modern residence halls engage in studies, meet new friends and immerse themselves in fun while living in a safe campus environment. 

Click here to learn more about living on campus. 

Housing Close to Campus:

Students who would rather not live in student residence halls but enjoy the convenience of
living in an exciting city, merely steps from campus, can choose to live in a university approved apartment complex. 

Click here to learn more about The Langston.

Click here to learn more about The Domain.

Click here to learn more about Reserve Square Apartments

Click here to learn more about University Commons

Click here to learn more about Tower Press

Click here to learn more about The Osborn Building

Click here to learn more about 1900 Euclid Avenue Lofts

Click here to learn more about Walker & Weeks

Click here to learn more about Statler Arms

Off-Campus Housing:

From modern to historic, there are numerous apartment complexes that can be found in the city and surrounding neighborhoods.

Click here to access the CSU off-campus housing search tool.

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