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Housing Options

All students who plan to study in another country should research available housing options and ask questions before making their final decisions about housing. There are several options available for long-term and short-term housing near Golden West College. The options listed below are a good place to start your housing search. As you consider your options, keep in mind your budget and the type of housing experience you would like to have.

Homestay Program

Home Stay ProgramGWC provides a homestay program for full-time GWC international students who request placement with local hosts. The homestay experience provides an excellent opportunity for international education and exchange between international students and local residents. Our hosts (some single, some families) are located within approximately 5 miles of the campus.

The cost ranges from $550-$650 per month (without meals) and $650-$750 per month (with meals). To request a homestay placement, please complete the Homestay Request form below. Your placement will be confirmed approximately one month prior to arrival and is secured for a minimum of one semester.  For those interested in becoming hosts for GWC International Students, please complete the Host Application form below

Homestay Request [PDF]

Host Application [PDF]

Housing Search Sites

Need help with your housing search?  Visit these websites featuring listings in the local area.


Jump Off Campus
Helps students find off campus housing options - including apartments, rooms for rent, and homestay families.  Search near Golden West College.

Search for apartments using the interactive map.  Information is real-time and this site has more apartments than any other apartment search site.


Refine your apartment search by price, number of bedrooms, neighborhood, pet policies, and more!


Apartment Rentals

There are several apartment complexes near campus that are popular with GWC international students. 

Description: Boardwalk by Windsor

Boardwalk by Windsor
Distance to campus:  0.3 miles (0.48 km)
Address:  7461 Edinger Avenue,
Huntington Beach, CA 92647
Telephone:  714-903-7461


The Residences at Bella Terra
Distance to campus:  0.6 miles (0.96 km)
7521 Edinger Avenue,
Huntington Beach, CA 92647
Telephone:  877-548-0119

Description: Apartments in Huntington Beach, CA l Artisan Apartments

The Artisan Apartment Homes
Distance to campus:  0.6 miles (0.96 km)
15555 Huntington Village Lane,
Huntington Beach, CA 92647
Telephone:  877-678-5606


Local Hotels

You or your family may need a short-term place to stay when you arrive in Huntington Beach.  The following hotels are located near the college.  Please contact the hotel directly for rates and reservations.


The Hotel Huntington Beach
Distance to campus:  0.3 miles (0.48 km)
Address: 7667 Center Avenue, Huntington Beach, CA 92647
Telephone: 714-891-0123


Super 8 Westminster CA
Distance to campus:  0.9 miles (3.05 km)
Address: 15559 Beach Blvd., Westminster, CA 92683
Telephone:  800-536-0519


Comfort Suites Huntington Beach
Distance to campus:  1.6 miles (2.57 km)
Address: 16301 Beach Boulevard , Huntington Beach, CA, US, 92647
Telephone:  714-841-1812


Extended Stay America - Orange County - Huntington Beach
Distance to campus:  3.0 miles (4.82 km)
Address:  5050 Skylab West Circle, Huntington Beach, CA 92647
Telephone:  714-799-4887


Golden West College does not review, inspect or recommend, nor are we affiliated with any of the listings that are posted on this page. It is the responsibility of the student to exercise due diligence in evaluating any housing options and providers, including interviewing any potential roommates and making arrangements for rental agreements and contracts.  GWC does not take any responsibility for the condition of housing options found on this site or any circumstances arising from use of this information. GWC expressly disclaims any and all responsibility for problems that may arise with regard to such property or rental units.  Please contact the ISP with any questions.