Concord, California

student accommodation dvc

IEC@DVC Housing Options

IEC@DVC students have two guaranteed housing options: homestay or furnished apartments. IEC@DVC works with trusted partners to place students in comfortable accommodations (Diablo Valley Homestay for host family accommodation and InteRResidential for furnished apartments).

Homestay

Homestay allows students to learn more about American culture and develop a close relationship with a local family. It also provides students with an English-speaking environment to continually improve their language skills.

Students are placed in a host family through Diablo Valley Homestay. Diablo Valley Homestay carefully selects and screens its families to ensure that students have a rewarding experience in a welcoming environment.

Homestay accommodation

Homestay students pay their family $875 per month and pay a one-time refundable $300 security deposit.

Homestay includes:

  • A furnished, private bedroom
  • Linens and towels
  • Utilities (included in homestay price)
  • Two meals per day (breakfast and dinner) Monday through Friday
  • Three meals per day Saturday and Sunday

Homestay application

To apply for homestay, download and submit the application and fee. Placement will begin after the application is received.

  • Download the Homestay Application
  • Send the Homestay Application and a $400 placement fee to: Fia Parker, Diablo Valley Homestay. (Details are on Page 6 of the application.)

Homestay arrival

Students may book an airport transfer through DIablo Valley Homestay ($110) or take public transportation to arrive at their homestay. Download the Airport Transfer and Arrival document for information on how to arrive to your homestay.

Most students enter their homestay 1-4 days before their program begins (orientation). If the student needs housing more than 4 days before orientation, contact Diablo Valley Homestay to arrange housing. Students will have to pay for hotel accommodation: Diablo Valley Homestay will assist with reserving a hotel.

For more information, contact Fia Park of Diablo Valley Homestay at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Furnished apartments

Students book furnished apartments with IEC@DVC’s housing partner, InteRResidential Apartments in Pleasant Hill (walking distance to DVC). Students may choose private accommodations or 2 - 3 students shared room accommodation. Students pay a $400 security deposit and non-refundable $250 placement fee. See the InteRResidential Flyer for accommodation prices.

Apartment accommodation includes:

  • Electricity
  • Wi-Fi
  • High Speed Internet
  • Water & Garbage
  • Heating/Gas
  • Air Conditioning

Apartment application

To apply for homestay, download and submit the application and fee. Placement will begin after the application is received.

  • Download the InteRRedisential Apartment Application
  • Send the InteRRedisential Apartment Application to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Apartment arrival

Airport transfer may be arranged for $100. Contact InteRResidential for information on check-in dates and times.

For more information, visit www.interrresidential.com or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..