- Prospective Students
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- Intensive English
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- University of Colorado Boulder
- About the IEC
Choosing the right type of housing is an important decision. Though a little more expensive than surrounding areas, Boulder has much to offer in terms of housing. If you live in Boulder, you will be close to the International English Center and can easily take the bus around the city (Boulder Bus Routes). If you choose to live in a neighboring city, such as Louisville or Broomfield, you can still take the bus, but it will take more time to travel to the IEC (Metro Denver Bus Routes).
The International English Center (IEC) can help you arrange housing through the University of Colorado Boulder, or you can make your own housing arrangments at an apartment or hotel.
Housing at the University of Colorado Boulder
CU Boulder Dormitories
These are rooms that you share with CU students on campus. While staying in the dormitory, you will have a meal plan that will allow you to eat at on-campus dining facilities. Please contact us for more information about living in the dormitories: firstname.lastname@example.org.
CU Boulder Student Apartments at Bear Creek
Bear Creek offers two-bedroom furnished apartments for CU Boulder students. IEC students living at Bear Creek share an apartment with other IEC students. Each student has his or her own own bedroom and shares a kitchen, living room, and bathroom. Please contact us for more information about Bear Creek: email@example.com.
Apartments can be rented in studio, one-bedroom, two bedroom, or three-bedroom sizes. Furnished apartments come with furniture and cost more than unfurnished apartments, but usually do not include linens, dishes or cooking utensils. However, most apartments are unfurnished and are completely empty when you move in. Rent for an unfurnished one bedroom apartment will be approximately $700-$1500 per month, depending on quality and location. Rent usually does not include the cost of electricity, gas, cable television, Internet, or local phone. More information about renting an apartment can be found at CU's Off-Campus housing site. Useful sites for Boulder area apartment searches include:
Boulder has a number of hotels with furnished rooms that can be rented weekly. These are usually more expensive than dormitories and apartments, but can be a good choice for students who are just arriving and have not found more permanent housing. For more information, please visit the Boulder Hotel and Lodging Guide.
Off-Campus Housing Guide for International Students
The main campus has created an off-campus housing giude specifically for international students. A link to the guide is below.