Homestays are another type of off campus housing where a person would live inside of a locals house. Normally geared towards international students to experience the country and place. 

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The website link is to the SFSU housing page showing options for on and off campus housing options for students, along with websites for homestay programs.

Homestay Program links: / (American Homestay Network)

/ (Universal Student Housing)

/ (International Student Placements)

The American Homestay network offers pricing per week, The Universal Student Housing requires a minimum of a 4 week stay, and the International Student Placements offer pricing per month. 

Physical Location for housing and homestay questions:

Student Housing Administration Office 

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Location: 800 Font Blvd. May Ward Hall San Francisco, 94122  

Office Hours: Monday-Friday 9am-5pm  

Email: [email protected]  

Phone: (415) 338-1067  

Fax: (415) 388-6219 

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