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The University of Denver strives to offer students quality housing options. We want students to grow and learn from their residential experience.


Living with an American family can be a great way to start your life in the U.S. It is also a great way to improve your English and learn more about American culture. The following providers can help you find homestay families in Denver.


American Homestay Network (AHN)

AHN specializes in placing international students with carefully screened and fully trained American host families. Students are required to stay for a minimum of 4 weeks and may choose to remain in homestay longer if they desire. For more information, or to apply online, please visit:

If you have any questions, please contact AHN at [email protected] or 1-754-900-8297.

American Homestay Network Website


Homestay Community

Homestay Community

Homestay Community has helped many ELC students find homestay families in Denver. Students benefit from the wonderful experience of sharing their lives with trained host families. Students also have the opportunity to share their culture and customs and learn about U.S. culture. For more information, or to apply online, please visit:

Homestay Community Website


Important Homestay Information

Homestay information is offered as a courtesy only to provide assistance in locating housing. The homestay agencies listed are private entities and are not owned or operated by the University of Denver. University of Denver has no control over the homestay agencies and expressly disclaims any and all responsibility for any problems that may arise with regard to the homestay agencies or accommodation provider. Reference to the homestay agencies does not constitute, and shall not be construed or reported as an endorsement or approval by the University of Denver. It is your responsibility to assess the homestay services and accommodations as suitable for your needs and to make sure that you obtain any information which may be relevant to deciding to utilize the homestay services or accommodations. Any arrangements, financial or otherwise, are strictly between you and the homestay agency and/or accommodation provider. You understand that when you utilize the services, you do so entirely at your option and risk.


Off Campus Housing (APARTMENTS)

DU's Housing and Residential Education department can connect you with off campus housing resources. Many apartments are located near the University of Campus. Please visit DU's Rental Properties page for more information about renting off-campus apartments.

For more information, please email Off-Campus Housing staff at [email protected].

DU Off Campus Housing Resources



ELC Students

Due to availability, on-campus dormitory housing is very limited for ELC students attending our quarter (9 week) programs. Applicants must apply early and a deposit is required. Applications for DU Housing can be made through the University of Denver Department of Housing & Residential Education.

Undergraduate English Conditional Admission (ECA) Students

Undergraduate ECA students are required to reside in on-campus housing when they begin their studies at the English Language Center. After ECA students complete their English language requirement at the ELC, they must continue to live on campus for one additional year to fulfill their residency requirement. This requirement begins the Fall quarter immediately after their academic program admittance. Once students enroll in a DU degree program and sign a housing contract, students are bound by that contract for the entire term of the contract (one full school year).

For more information, please email [email protected]



If you need temporary accommodations in Denver, there are many hotels options available for students.

Click here for a list of hotels near the University of Denver.