STUDENT RESIDENCES: If you are looking for a student-orientated housing option, Global Education City (GEC) is a student residence located in Vancouver. They offer student hotels as well as serviced apartments. Global Education City (GEC) is a student residence located in Vancouver. Their mandate is to “offer access to, and provide, safe, secure and comfortable accommodations to foreign and domestic students, thereby helping to give them a positive, meaningful experience while they live and study in Vancouver, BC, Canada.” Residence halls are open to students of any institution and have a variety of choices or room types. Students are able to sign a contract for as little as 8 weeks for their whole degree. Visit their website for more information.
HOTELS: If you are looking for a place to live until you settle down in a long-term apartment, there are plenty of hotels near CityU. Most hotels offer a shuttle from the airport or taxi service. The YWCA Hotel Vancouver is safe and affordable option in Downtown Vancouver
AIRNBN: Airbnb has many short and long term options for students. Visit their site to investigate your options.
HOSTELS: If you are looking for a cheaper alternative to hotels, hostels would be a good compromise if you don’t mind sharing a room with other people. Visit this website for more information.
HOMESTAY: Another alternative is homestays. You live with a family of your choice and meals are often provided. This method of living offers the chance to live like a local and experience what life is really like in that place. For more information, visit Vancouver’s homestay website.