​​​SMC students have many housing options in this vibrant and urban neighborhood. Although SMC does not offer student lodging, most students find accommodations within 5 to 7 days of arrival. Below are some easy steps to follow, but note that Santa Monica College provides general information regarding accommodations that have been successful for international students for your convenience only.  The College makes no representation as to the condition or suitability of any of the listed resources, nor does it assume responsibility for their condition or reliability, or for any agreements you enter into with them.  SMC is under no obligation to provide organizations or businesses space on our webpages.​ Santa Monica Visitor's BureauExpedia​ or Trip Advisor​ also offer additional resources.

Step 1: Before arr​ival, make a reservation!

Step 2: Choose your housing preference:

Step 3: Choose your neighborhood:

Step 4: Consider transportation and parking:

Step 5: Contract and Legal Matters, what you should know:

Step 6: Happy home!

Step 7: Need Help?