Housing Information for Local Host Family

Thank you for contacting MiraCosta to ask about hosting an international student.  We are pleased to know that MiraCosta students find welcoming individuals and families interested in sharing their home. 

First, a little about the international student program at MiraCosta College:

Housing is the responsibility of each individual student and is not arrange by the college.  All information we share for students and community members is collected from public sources and provided for informational purposes.  MiraCosta assumes no responsible for the condition/reputation/background of housing providers and does not coordinate nor investigate housing placements. 

Because each student must arrange for housing, new students will often use a Host Family Service (see website for contact information) to help with the arrangement of housing.  A Host Family Service typically arranges the following:

Students can also arrange to live in private apartments, homes, or with roommates.  A family wanting to find a student without a host family service can advertise in a public forum, such as the MiraCosta online housing information directory or send a paper advertisement to add to a 3-ring binder at the International Office.  The binder is available during office hours for students who ask for housing or roommate information.   People wanting to list a housing opportunity should expect:

We appreciate your interest in supporting international students at MiraCosta.  Please contact us if you have any questions or need additional information regarding hosting an international student.

Contact Information

P 1.760.795.6897
F 1.760.757.8209

Mailing Address                                    

MiraCosta College
IIP, #12A
1 Barnard Drive
Oceanside, CA 92056


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Oceanside Campus
Building 3400, Rm 3443
(Parking lot 3B)

Office Hours

Monday to Friday (8 a.m.-5 p.m.)

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