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Your accommodation options in Metro Vancouver

There are a variety of on-campus and off-campus options for you to choose from. If you are unsure if you want to live in on-campus Residence or off-campus Homestay, both options allow you to commit for one semester with the opportunity to extend!

On-Campus: SFU Residence

Living in Residence (or "Res") is a great way to get involved in the many programs and activities available on campus, meet new people who will become lifelong friends, have easy access to classes, the library, and fitness facilities at SFU.

Close to 2000 students live on campus in traditional dormitory-style residences, townhouses studio suites, and one and two-bedroom apartments. All first year students at FIC and SFU who are offered a room in SFU Residence will be placed in The Towers.

The Towers are dorm-style residences with a maximum capacity of 727 students. They offer co-ed, single-gender and study-intensive floors, and no matter which floor you are on you will have a single-occupancy room (ie., no roommates). All rooms in The Towers include a local telephone line, high-speed internet and basic cable television.

For more information on The Towers, click here.

To apply to SFU Residence, you need to first create a profile by clicking here, and then apply by clicking here.

On-Campus Dining: SFU Dining Services

SFU Dining Services offers a large selection of food and beverage items at various locations across the Burnaby campus. All students in SFU Residence must have a meal plan, which provides unlimited access 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and is all that you care to eat.

Whether you are a vegetarian or vegan, have a dairy or gluten intolerance, or simply enjoy Halal meats, SFU Residence Dining Hall has something for everyone to enjoy. Follow them on Facebook to stay up-to-date on Dining Services Information.

Off-Campus Homestay

For many students, the opportunity to stay with a Canadian family, off-campus and in the community, offers special appeal. As a homestay student, you will have the chance to be a part of a family, taking part in family activities and celebrating special occasions.

All families are within commuting distance from FIC. Homestay includes meals and your selected package may be upgraded to include a private bathroom.

To explore homestay options, we recommend First Choice International Placement and Vancouver Central Homestay.

Private Accommodation: Off-Campus and On-Campus "UniverCity"

A wide range of off-campus accommodation is available to FIC students, including private rentals and shared accommodation. The following online resource will provide you with up-to-date listings and is a good place to start looking for private accommodation.

Private Accommodation Listings