Temporary Housing

The Office of International Programs requires new international students to be here in time to attend International Student Orientation. Depending on when you arrive and when your housing is available, you may need to find temporary housing for your first few nights in Fort Collins. Read on below for various temporary housing options.

Temporary Homestay Program

The Fort Collins International Center homestay program invites international students to stay 3 to 5 nights in a local family’s home for free. You are expected to have permanent housing arrangements by the time your homestay is over.

To request a temporary homestay family, please complete the Homestay Request Form and make sure to click the ‘submit‘ button once you have completed the form. Do not book transportation from the airport until you have been assigned your homestay and given their address.

If you have questions concerning your application or haven’t received a response within two weeks,  email homestay.fcic@gmail.com or isss@colostate.edu with the subject ‘Temporary Homestay Program’.

Other Accommodations

Temporary Housing Suggestions
A list of nearby apartment complexes offering short-term lease options. Includes approximate rental costs.

Fernweh Inn and Hostel
Offers both private and shared rooms. Located .5 mi from CSU.

Solarium International Inn and Hostel
Offers both private and shared rooms. Located 1.5 mi from CSU.

Hotels in Fort Collins
You may choose to stay in one of the hotels located near campus.

AirBnB
Short-term rentals in houses or apartments available in Fort Collins.

International Student Organizations

ISSS maintains a list of all registered international student clubs at CSU. If your country has an international student group at CSU, you may choose to contact the organization to see if they can assist with temporary housing.