Victoria is a beautiful city to live in. Known as “The Garden City,” Victoria is an attractive city with old-world charm and new world experiences. As Camosun College does not have student residences, on-campus housing or dormitories, most students live in a rented apartment, condo, basement suite or room in a shared house.
Learn about the in and outs of renting an apartment, condo or suite.
If you need temporary accommodation when you first arrive in Victoria you have a few options.
Homestay for International Students
Due to COVID-19, Camosun’s Homestay program is suspended until further notice. Please check regularly for updates.
Please note that some Victoria hotels offer special rates for long-stays of one week, one month, one semester or longer. You can ask hotels if they have special rates for “long-stay” or “extended stay”.
Private short-term accommodation
These include vacation rentals, sublets, private rooms, bed and breakfasts. There are several Victoria residents who rent a room or suite in their homes for short-term visitors. Some websites that list this type of accommodation include:
Some international students prefer to stay in inexpensive accommodation offered at hostels.
Please Note: Camosun College does not have student dormitories.
Camosun students are responsible for upholding the standards of the community, including adherence to city bylaws regarding issues like parking, noise, waste disposal and collection, and community safety.
Camosun College does not assume any responsibility for agreements made between students and landlords.
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