International Student Center


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Housing Information

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. If you are interested in living with a local family, you may contact one of the homestay agencies listed below. 

Worldwide International Student Exchange (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. WISE can also act as the legal guardian for minor students living with one of their host families.  For further information, please contact WISE at:

Susan Antonovits Irvine Homestay Coordinator 
Phone:  (949) 206-0496 Fax: (949) 855-8971

HomestayMatch is a website for students who would like to choose their own homestay.  Students can browse through available homestays near the school, compare locations and prices and request a homestay they like.  HomestayMatch personally meets every host family and offers support during the student's stay.  Please contact:

Phone: (424) 317 - 4678

Universal Student Housing (USH) has been connecting students with host families since 1998.  Host families are carefully selected based on student's preferences and distance to school.  Housing support is offered from the move-in to the move-out.  Feel free to contact USH at:

Universal Student Housing
Phone: (310) 824-4908

FLS Housing Services has been placing students in homestays across the US for over 30 years. FLS Housing Services has a local coordinator that will work with you to ensure that you have a safe and friendly home. Homestay options include long term and temporary placements. Airport pick-up is also available for an additional fee. For more information, please contact FLS Housing Services at:

FLS Housing Services

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:

StudentLink International
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.

Heritage Point Apartments is located close to the IVC campus on the Jeffrey and Walnut. IVC Students may be eligible for discounts. For more information, please contact:

Heritage Point Luxury Apartment Homes
4 Austin 
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. Take a tour of the apartments by visiting: For more information, please contact:

Kapi Residences
4199 Campus Drive, Suite 550
Irvine, CA  92612
Phone:  949-565-6593 or (949) 565-5693


University Town Center (UTC) offers a choice of 7 communities in the Irvine area. Prices, accommodations and amenities vary by location.  For more information, please contact:

University Town Center
1100 Stanford Court 
Irvine, CA 92612 
Phone:  (866) 414-7745


Wimbledon Glen Apartments offers studios, 1 and 2 bedroom apartments. The complex is located near South Coast Plaza/Metro Pointe area of Costa Mesa. Please contact

Wimbledon Glen Condominiums
1142 Buckingham Drive
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
Phone:  (714) 241-0500


Furniture Rental for Unfurnished Apartments:


Most apartments in the US are not furnished.  CORT provides furniture rental packages and housing information for students living off-campus.  Please visit for more information about available options and costs.

See the 2018 furniture pricing list:  CORT Furniture 2018 Price List.pdf



** 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.



T: 949-451-5414
O: CEC 7

Office Hours

 Monday:​  9 am - 6 pm​
​ Tuesday: ​ 9 am - 6 pm
 ​Wednesday: ​ 9 am - 6 pm
 ​Thursday:  9 am - 6 pm
​ Friday: ​ 9 am - 4:30 pm​

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