Please visit the Student Services Website at: www.miis.edu/student-life/housing for information about local hotels and temp
Many students do not have cars, so if you are hoping to find housing within walking distance of campus, you certainly could conduct your search without a car. However, a rental car would certainly make the process a bit easier and quicker. So, if your budget allows for renting a car for a few days, it is a good option. We do have students that opt to live further away and those areas require willingness to walk a longer distance, ride a bike (a recreation/bike trail stretches for miles along the waterfront), take public transportation, or have a car.
Most of our summer students are able to find sublets or reasonably priced rooms for rent during the summer, while a few people elect to stay in a hotel for the entire summer. On average a SILP student should expect to pay $900 to $1,000 per month on housing. Don’t forget to include the cost of food in your travel expenses. Students should expect to pay on average $100.00 a week for groceries not including extras like eating out.
Housing costs vary considerably; some approximate costs are listed on the next page. The housing prices do not include telephone or cable television expenses, and may or may not include utilities. Most monthly rental fees do include garbage, sewer and water; some include gas and electricity as well.
TYPE OF HOUSING
Housing accommodations include rooms in private homes, apartments or houses shared with other students, studio apartments with one all-purpose room, and private apartments with one or more bedrooms. Both furnished and unfurnished housing is available.
If I provide you with information on the type of housing I would like, will you find me a place to live?
The Office of Student Services provides a rental listing service only, not a placement service. While we cannot arrange housing for you, we can provide you with suggestions, support, and access to the MIIS Housing Website with information on available area rentals. Staff members will orient you to the service and to the various communities on the Monterey Peninsula and may be able to introduce you to other students who are looking for roommates. However, finding housing will be your responsibility.
Not many SILP students bring their families or pets with them for summer study. However, if you do choose to bring your family or pets keep in mind that Monterey landlords, like landlords elsewhere, are less open to accommodating children and pets, and many prefer not to rent to smokers. You should allow extra time and money in these cases
Many of the SILP students room with current MIIS students or with their SILP classmates. Student Services makes it easy for you to connect with other students in order to find a roommate. The MIIS Housing Website has a built in roommate finder that will allow to create a profile, similar to a Facebook profile, that will then allow you to search for a roommate. We also maintain a Facebook group for all incoming students, to which you will receive a link to join once you have been accepted into the program.
The MIIS Housing Website is the newest service offered by the Office of Student Services to help all MIIS students locate and secure housing. The new online system makes it easier than ever to search for housing listings, contact landlords or student sublets, and decide where you will be living during your summer in Monterey. Once you have been accepted into the SILP program the Office of Student Services will send you information on how you can access the housing website and create a profile that will allow you to search all of the available listings.