International Student Housing

Learn about housing options!

Discover our vibrant design community in San Diego! At NewSchool, residence life is a unique, enriching experience. In addition to our housing at 707 Loft, we offer a variety of housing options depending on your preference in location, pricing and length of stay.

Housing with NewSchool staff:

  • The Lofts at 707 Tenth

Housing without NewSchool staff:

  • Ava at Cortez Hill
  • Studio 619
  • San Diego Homestay

The Lofts at 707 Tenth

Located just one block away from campus, The Lofts at 707 Tenth offer a hip urban residence life opportunity for our students.

The modern community features a top floor viewing deck of downtown San Diego, a private movie theater, state-of-the-art fitness facilities, large interior courtyard with fire pit, business tech center and gated underground parking. It’s conveniently located in the heart of the East Village, easily accessible to public transportation, shopping, beaches, and San Diego’s vibrant night life.

Our two-bedroom apartments accommodate up to four students. Each furnished apartment has two bathrooms, a full kitchen, and a washer and dryer. Additional amenities are available, but vary by apartment and are not guaranteed. Gated underground parking is available for an additional fee on a space-available basis.

Dedicated, live-in staff serves as your first point of contact. Our Residence Life team is committed to providing students with opportunities for collaborative learning, academic success and lifelong friendships. They can answer questions, help you with your transition to NewSchool and living on your own, and be a resource if you are new to San Diego.

Quick Facts:

  • Rental Term: Academic Year
  • Rental Cost: $3,085 per quarter (shared room)
  • Housing Options: shared room
  • Building Address: 707 Tenth Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101
  • Distance to NewSchool: 2 min walk, 1 block
  • Apply Here

Ava at Cortez Hill

Ava at Cortez Hill offers a convenient and affordable housing option for NewSchool students through our partnership with San Diego Student Housing. The building has many attractive amenities, including a freshly redesigned pool/jacuzzi/BBQ area, fitness room, roof-top basketball court, tennis court, on-site laundry room, and game and community rooms. There is also a convenience store on the ground level of the building.

All students will live in fully furnished 2-bedroom, 2-bath apartments with two students per bedroom. Although Ava at Cortez Hill is not staffed with NewSchool resident advisors, the building has a large student community from various local universities and roommate matching is done by gender, age and lifestyle. The housing application is coordinated through San Diego Student Housing.

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Studio 819

Studio 819 is another housing option offering furnished apartments in the traditional hotel style with daily, weekly, and monthly rates. It is located in the heart of Hillcrest, right next to downtown San Diego, allowing you to enjoy the walkable neighborhood full of cafés, restaurants, and shops. Studio 819 is just minutes away from freeway access. Nearby attractions include Sea World, San Diego Zoo, Balboa Park, the Gas Lamp Quarter, Petco Park, Sea Port Village, Qualcomm Stadium, Old Town, and many more.

For more information about rates, amenities, and available units please visit Studio 819’s website at

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Kamo Housing

Kamo Housing specializes in international student accommodations. A variety of housing options are available, including furnished apartments that are within walking distance of the beach and San Diego’s exciting neighborhoods including Pacific Beach, Point Loma, Downtown and Coronado.

For more information Kamo Housing, visit:

San Diego Homestay

[For international students only]

San Diego Homestay is San Diego’s premier homestay service provider for international students since 1998. San Diego Homestay has an extensive network of host families and can provide international students with a homestay program that best fits your needs. We provide host families in the greater San Diego area, including North County, all year-round.

For more information please visit