New tool for locating short-term accommodations
Queen’s recently became a member of an international student-to-student housing database helping outgoing and incoming students on exchanges or internships find temporary accommodations.
“Many of our exchange agreements require both institutions to make reasonable efforts at assisting students finding suitable accommodations, and so it’s our hope that this new tool will help us further connect exchange students with local students at Queen’s and our partner universities,” says John Dixon, Vice-Provost (International).
Students search for sublets or rentals posted to the HousingAnywhere database by students at registered (or member) universities, or advertise their own accommodations during summer vacations, exchanges or internships. All users must have a valid university email address from a registered university to post a listing, helping ensure a level of reliability and safety for students using the service.
Many Queen’s students are beginning their search for safe and reliable accommodations for the 2012-13 academic year. Approximately 550 students from Queen’s will go on bi-lateral exchanges next year. Queen’s has exchange agreements with approximately 180 universities in 55 countries.
The database complements existing accommodation services offered through the Queen’s Accommodation Listing Service and the Queen’s University International Centre’s International Housing Office (IHO). The IHO continues to provide listings of short-term accommodation for international or exchange students arriving at Queen’s, and students going abroad and wishing to sublet their room in Kingston. The IHO site also includes information, resources and tips for subletting a room or finding accommodation.