Irvine Valley College does not offer dormitories or on-campus housing. However, students will find a wide variety of off-campus apartments located near the college as well as nearby communities. Additionally, there are companies that provide host family/homestay placement services in the local area. Please review the information below for more information regarding your housing options!
If you are interested in learning about the American culture and improving your language skills, then a homestay experience is for you. Homestay families are local families who open their home to international students. If you are interested in a homestay experience, you may contact one of the homestay agencies listed below.
Worldwide International Student Exchange (WISE)
WISE places international students with local families, giving students the opportunity to learn about American culture while developing lasting friendships. WISE families are carefully screened and look forward to sharing a cultural exchange with the students who stay with them. For further information, please contact WISE at:
WISE Susan Antonovits Irvine Homestay Coordinator
Phone: (949) 206-0496 Fax: (949) 855-8971
StudentLink International places international students in local families throughout California. StudentLink also offers airport pick-up for students arriving in the US. For more information, please contact StudentLink International at:
Phone: (424) 250-0775
Fax: (815) 327-1811
Information regarding apartments in the Irvine area can be obtained from the following organizations. Please contact them for specific information about location, costs and availability of apartments.
University Town Center (UTC)
UTC offers a choice of 7 communities in the Irvine area (close to UC Irvine). Prices, accommodations and amenities vary by location. Students may also search for a roommate using this company. For more information, please contact:
Heritage Point Apartments
Heritage Point Apartments offers discounts to IVC International Students and can assist in finding a roommate. For more information, please contact:
Heritage Point Luxury Apartment Homes
Irvine, CA 92604
Phone: (877) 899-4214
Kapi Residences focuses on international student housing. Kapi Residences provides fully furnished apartments that are within close distance from IVC. Placement includes up to 2 students per bedroom through shared housing; private room can be arranged. Utilities and monthly cleaning service are also included in the rental rates. The application process is easy! For more information, please contact:
4199 Campus Drive, Suite 550
Irvine, CA 92612
Phone: 949-565-6593 or (949) 565-5693
** NOTE: Irvine Valley College is not affiliated with any of the housing placement services that are posted on this website. We do not review or recommend specific service providers, but present them on this page for students to review and evaluate. Irvine Valley College does not take responsibility and is released from all liability for any problems that may arise from a housing placement. Students are encouraged to carefully review all placements prior to signing any agreements.