Housing Options


USA English Language Center American Homestay:

This is a good chance to see how American families live, learn about American culture, and practice English. Most of the time two meals per day are included. Regular homestay periods are from your arrival on the week end preceding your start date at USA ELC  to the weekend after your course is completed. According to your arrival and departure dates, we can arrange additional nights for you at your request.

Cost: $900 per month | $200 placement fee


  • 2 meals per day
  • Private furnished bedoom
  • walking distance to transportation


Terms and Conditions Agreement
A  $200 US dollar placement fee (nonrefundable) must be paid upon application. 4 weeks minimum stay is required. An advanced payment of 4 weeks rent is to be paid 3 days before entering your host family
house. If you cancel your reservation, within 2 weeks prior to your check in date, a cancelation
fee of $100 will be charged on your card. To make sure that we have proper time to place you in an American homestay, please turn in your application 30 days prior to your scheduled arrival date.
Please contact our housing director for more information and current available homestay options.

Vanessa Souza

Housing Coordinator at SDUIS


Phone (619) 297-1999



International Dorms
This option is for students who enjoy living on their own and like the comfortof a hotel room. The accommodation includes furniture, cable television,microwave, refrigerator and bathroom.

Vantaggio State Street

Vantaggio State Street in San Diego lies in the heart of Little Italy, a charming and trendy place lined with sidewalk cafes and numerous restaurants. Your new home here is just blocks away from Downtown and the harbor, and only minutes away from the Gaslamp Quarter and the San Diego airport.

Excellent Accommodations for:

  • International Students
  • Corporate Travelers
  • Short Term Rentals


All Studios are Fully Furnished:

  • Cable TV
  • Mini Refrigerator & Microwave
  • Telephone with Voicemail


With Amenities that Include:

  • Free WiFi & Cable Internet Access
  • All Utilities Included
  • Community Kitchen
  • Laundry Room
  • and much more!

Vantaggio Suites is located in the heart of Little Italy, a charming place lined with sidewalk cafes, bakeries, and numerous restaurants.  It is a few blocks from downtown San Diego and the harbor and only minutes away from theGaslamp Quarter and the San Diego Airport.Taxi cabs from the airport to the Vantaggio will cost about $12-$15. Each room has its own mini-fridge, telephone and microwave, and all rooms have a private bath.  Linens and towels are provided.There is a laundry room, student lounge, computer room, and study room in the building.  Free wireless internet is included.There are two shared kitchens on each floor with stoves and ovens for the students to use.Cookware is provided.Rooms are cleaned bi-weekly.Items such as vacuum-cleaners, and irons can be checked out at the front desk.

The reception desk is open 24 hours/day
.  Check-in time is after 3:00 PM. Students are responsible for
providing the refundable $100 security deposit and the $30 non-refundable cleaning fee at check-in.



  Month to Month     

Small                 $935   

Large                 $990   

Double               $1160   

Matching           $595 


Bi-weekly housekeeping service is included. One time cleaning fees are collected following:

Small $30, Large $35, Double $35 and Matching $25, Security deposit is $250 (Refundable after check out)


Weekly/Daily Rates**

Weekly   Daily   

Small                $295    $65

Large                 $335    $70

Double               $365    $80

Matching               n/a    n/a

**10.5% Hotel tax and 2% TMD to be added. Weekly housekeeping service is included.

A credit card number (Visa or MasterCard) is required as the security deposit.

Parking (Optional)

Monthly         Weekly          Daily

$125                $45                $8

$20 deposit is required for parking card. (Refundable at check out) Apply online here or email SDUIS for more information.



All reservations can be made through the housing department at USA ELC. e-mail:



This option is for budget-minded students, who are interested in a comfortable clean, safe, environmentally sensitive accommodations at a considerable discount over standard hotel rates. San Diego Hostels are centrally located, just minutes from the airport, public transportations, convention center, and major attractions.
Cost: $20-50, $650 a month in private room.

Prices are deemed reliable but not guaranteed.  Be sure to verify from the third parties offering accommodations.