Due to changes in campus operations, ALP students are not able to stay in Columbia Housing or Columbia Residential units in Fall and Spring semesters.
In Summer limited spaces are available for ALP students through Columbia Housing.
For Fall and Spring, please see below for a list of non-Columbia housing options.
Columbia Housing Units: Summer only
Email alp [[at]] columbia [[dot]] edu for information about summer housing opportunities.
Off Campus Housing Assistance
Columbia's Off-Campus Housing Assistance Office has a marketplace where off-campus accommodation is listed. This may include apartments for rent, as well as private rooms for subletting, some of which are close to the Columbia campus.
Non-Columbia Housing Options
Many students choose to find their own accommodation in New York. It is important to be careful as you do this:
- Take care to avoid dishonest businesses and scams (example: Airbnb rentals that ask for payment outside the Airbnb app)
- Make sure you have a contract / lease with your landlord if you rent.
- Most landlords in New York City require first month + security deposit, but do NOT require payment in advance for multiple months.
- Know your rights as a tenant in the city: 311.NYC.gov
If you are looking for homestay accommodation with a family try Sara's Homestay.
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