International Students welcome to akron

Off-Campus Living works closely with the International Center to assist in serving every student in their off-campus needs.

Short-Term Housing

If you have not secured permanent housing by the time of your arrival, the University of Akron teams with community partners to match you with a host family for your first few days in Akron while you search for permanent housing.

  • Akron Internationals
    FREE LIMITED temporary housing is available during the first few days after your arrival. A 10-day advance notice is required to the host families.

    Visit The Chapel online

  • Global Ties
    First Weekers' Program provides a limited number of host families for your first few days in Akron for a fee of $75 and requires at least a two-week advance registration.

    Contact Michelle Wilson- email | phone 1+330-612-4693
    Visit online:

  • Other temporary options are local hotels.

Long-Term Housing

If you are looking to live off-campus in the Akron area, you can find listings at our housing webpage.

If you want help with your search or just have questions about finding permanent housing in Akron, contact ZipAssist representatives at 330-972-7272 or by emailing