How can I start applying?

Please go to Apply Online and input your information.

Will I need to clean the rooms?

We hire professional cleaners to clean the shared areas, such as the bathroom, kitchen and living room.

Can I switch to a different type of accomodation? (e.g. Dormitory to Homestay)

Yes, you can. You will just need to pay half the price of your placement fee, as well as the difference in rent (if applicable)

What is the cancellation policy?

If you cancel 30 days or more prior to your move-in date, you will be fully refunded. If you contact us within 30 days of your move-in date, your placement fee will be the cancellation fee. We will also collect 4 weeks of rent as per California state law.(Please see cancellation policy for more details)

Can I see the host family’s house before I move in?

Unfortunately, you are not able to do so. However, if you have any requests, we will find the best family to match your needs.

When will I get my security deposit back?

You must pay a security deposit of $200 when you move in. (Visa or Mastercard if paying with a credit card) Upon moving out, you will need to fill out a “”Notice of Refund”” form in order to the receive the refund. It typically takes 2 weeks to receive the refund.

How many bathrooms are there??

Each bedroom has one bathroom. Bakman has 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms.

Is there a curfew?

No, there is no curfew, but please be respectful and considerate of others.

Can I drink alcohol?

By law, if you are 21 years of age or older, you are allowed to drink in the residence. We do not allow any kind of smoking in the residence.

Is there a smoking room or area?

No. All rooms in the dormitory (including the balcony) are smoke-free. Please exit the building to smoke.

Is there a washing machine?

Yes, each residence has a washing machine. We deduct $3 per week from the security deposit as a washing machine fee.

Can I change rooms?

A. It’s possible to upgrade your room (e.g. from a Quad to Single): If a room is available, you can change rooms by simply paying the difference in price.
B. You can also move to the same type of room (e.g. Shared to Shared): If a room is available, you can change rooms.
C It’s also possible to downgrade your room (e.g. Single to Quad): If a room is available, you can change rooms.

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