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Homestay Placement Services

​​​Santiago Canyon College is one of the newest and fastest-growing community colleges in southern California.  Santiago Canyon College (SCC) is located in the city of Orange, which has been named one of the 50 Safest College Towns in America by The SafeWise Report.  Like most community colleges, SCC does not have on-campus housing and does not directly arrange housing for students. 

As an international student, you can choose to participate in a homestay program and live with a host American family.  These programs are arranged through private companies that charge a fee to match you with a compatible, pre-screened family.  Your living arrangements would depend on your personal preferences as well as those of the host family.  The host family often provides meals; typically, the student would have a private bedroom and share a bathroom with members of the family. Each of these private companies has its own rules and regulations; SCC does not monitor or administer these programs.  Applications must be submitted directly to the organization and processed prior to your arrival.  

All international students under the age of 18 must provide proof of local guardianship while studying in the U.S. This could be local family or friends willing to provide support and housing. Otherwise, we recommend Homestay Placement as an alternative means for guardianship. Once over 18, you will no longer need a guardian while studying in the U.S. 

International Housing Placement Service (IHPS)

600 N Rosemead Blvd., Suite 211

Pasadena, CA 91107

Tel: (626) 798-0209

Fax: (626) 795-5198



Student International Housing, Inc. (SIH)

5757 W. Century Blvd., Suite 719

Los Angeles, CA  90045

Phone: (310) 320-4700

Fax:  (310) 348-2926​​



Universal Student Housing

424 Kelton Avenue, Suite 514

Los Angeles, Ca  90024

Phone: (310) 824-4908

Fax:  (310) 824-2412



International Student Placements

199 First Street, Suite 305

Los Altos, CA  94022

Phone:  (650) 947-8879

Fax:  (650) 648-1105



StudentLink International

P.O. Box 7231

Torrance, CA  90504

Phone:  (424) 250-0775

Fax:  815) 327-1811



Global Homestay Services

1182 Monte Vista Ave. #18

Upland, CA 91786

Phone: 626-523-5766 or 866-982-9710



  Santiago Canyon College (SCC) does not review, inspect or recommend, nor are we affiliated with any of the listings that are posted. Students should be aware that the postings ma​​y be made by any person in the community, and not just SCC students. It is the responsibility of the student to interview all potential roommates and make arrangements for rent charges. SCC does not take any responsibility for the condition and/or specific circumstances arising from use of this information. SCC expressly disclaims any and all responsibility for any problems that may arise with regard to such property or rental units.  All prospective