A variety of housing options are available to Ohlone College international students.


International student visiting the Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco, California.Live with a host family while studying at Ohlone College! Homestays provide international students the chance to:

  • Learn more about American culture,
  • Practice English, and
  • Live in a comfortable and secure environment.

Homestay providers with many years of experience matching students with comfortable host families. Families are located within commuting distance to Ohlone College:

ISP International Student Placements. 

ISP Homestay Fees
Description Fee (USD)
Application Fee $375
Airport Pickup Fee (optional) $120
Monthly Fee, including 14 meals per week $875-1200
Monthly Fee, room only $700-1125
IHPS Homestay Fees
Description Fee (USD)
Application Fee $375
Airport Pickup Fee (optional) $125
Monthly Fee, including internet services and 14 meals per week $900-1200
Monthly Fee, including internet services $600-1100


Apartments and Rooms for Rent

CORT assists students with finding apartments that suit their needs even before they arrive in the U.S. You can email them for more information: brett.thomas@cort.com.

You may also wish to check other websites for housing information, such as PadMapper.com. On the Craigslist homepage, choose "housing" then select "fremont / union city / newark" from the neighborhoods menu.***

The Mission Peak Lodge (see below) also offers rooms for rent on a weekly, monthly and longer-term basis.

*** Note: these suggestions are not an official endorsement by Ohlone College of any of the advertisements or information that appear on these sites. It is important to exercise care in researching any options you may find on these and other housing web sites.

Short-Term Hotels

There are a number of hotels in Fremont and Newark. Students just arriving to the U.S. may wish to stay at one of these hotels for a few days or weeks, while they look for longer-term accommodations. Family members who are visiting students may also wish to choose one of these hotels.****

A list of other Fremont hotels is available on the City of Fremont Lodging website.

**** Please note that the above list of hotels does not constitute an official endorsement by Ohlone College of these hotels. It is provided for informational purposes only.

Airport Pickup

Here are a couple easy ways to get from the San Francisco Airport (SFO) to Fremont:

  • International Student Placements (ISP) offers pickup from the SFO airport directly to your home for $120 USD. You do not need to sign up for a homestay through them in order to use this service. You can visit their website and contact them directly to make a reservation.
  • Super Shuttle also offers a ride from the SFO airport to your home. This is a shuttle service that takes multiple people to their homes in one van. The cost is $60 USD to Fremont and you can make reservations online through their website.

All costs and fees listed on this page are determined by the respective service provider, and are subject to change.