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Students have many options when choosing where to live during their stay in Morgantown. Extensive off-campus housing is readily available in the form of rental apartments.

Students who are interested in participating in authentic American family life should consider our International Home-stay Program.


There are a number of apartments in Morgantown. You can choose to rent an apartment for yourself or share with one or more roommates. The rental fee depends on the number of people who live in the apartment. If you decide on renting an apartment, you should plan to pay a minimum of $350.00 plus utilities (water, telephone, gas, cable) for a room in a house or an apartment. If you want to live alone, the price could be double or more. Some apartments include utilities in the rental fee. For more information it is recommended that you consult the apartment lists in the Office for International Students and Scholars, Purinton House. You can also access housing information on the off-campus housing website at http://housing.wvu.edu/faq#off

Home Stays

Home-stays are generally arranged for one semester and can be renewed by mutual agreement between the family and the student.

The host family will provide:

The student will be responsible for:



For further information, contact:

Karen Allen / Homestay Coordinator
Box 6297
Morgantown, WV 26506-6297
Phone: 304-293-9482
Fax: 304-293-8642
Email:  Karen.allen@mail.wvu.edu