International Student Services
Student Services Building
Office 48271 (2nd floor)
ISS Office Hours Announcements:
Dec 17 thru Dec 21: 8:00am-11:45am and 1:15pm-4:30pm
Dec 22, 2018 through Jan 1, 2019 - office closed
Fall 2018 Regular Office Hours:
|Monday||8 am - 4:30 pm|
|Tuesday||8 am - 4:30 pm|
|Wednesday||8 am - 4:30 pm|
|Thursday||8 am - 4:30 pm|
|Friday||8 am - 4:30 pm|
Los Angeles Pierce College in located in the affluent suburban city of Woodland Hills, California. Like most two-year colleges, Pierce does not have dorms or on-campus housing. Many students live in apartments or home stays in the vicinity of the college.
Woodland Hills is located in the San Fernando Valley section of Los Angeles County. Cities that surround Woodland Hills include: Tarzana, Canoga Park, West Hills, Northridge, Winnetka, and Calabasas. One of the benefits of living in the Valley is that rent and housing expenses can be more affordable than other parts of Los Angeles. However, popular attractions like beaches and amusement parks are just a short drive away by car or public transportation.
If you are not sure where to live, we advise you to make a reservation at a local hotel or motel before you arrive. A few days after you arrive, you can research neighborhoods and rentals at your convenience.
If you will be taking public transportation to search for housing, visit the L.A. Metro System website to plan your route. The Orange Line Bus has a stop in front of Pierce College.
Disclaimer: Pierce College does not monitor or endorse these websites. These resources are provided for your convenience only, and the college does not assume responsibility for any agreements you enter with them. Please use caution, research and ask necessary questions before signing any contracts. Additionally, Pierce is under no obligation to provide organizations or businesses with space on our webpage.
Listed below are resources you can use to search for rentals or apartments. Once you find a rental you like, take a detailed tour of the property in-person and be sure to review the lease or rental contract before you sign it. The lease is a legally binding contract that covers topics such as the cost of rent, length of term, deposit, utilities, late fees, etc. If you have any questions, ask the property manager or landlord before you sign the lease. It is beneficial to have a lease in place so that both the tenant and the property manager understand the terms of the living agreement.
Local Apartment Properties
Listed below are apartment buildings or complexes located near the college. Contact them directly for more information about available rentals. Listings are in alphabetical order.
Cornerstone Apartments: www.cornerstoneapthomes.com
Eaves Woodland Hills: www.eaveswoodlandhills.com
Fountain Villas: www.fountainpark-villas.com
Independence Park Apartments: www.independenceparkapartmenthomes.com
Rooms for Rent
Search for rooms for rent in a house or property via the Homestay Match website. You may be living with another family or other roommates. See listings for details, and contact Homestay Match directly for any questions. Choose "Pierce College - Los Angeles" from the school drop down menu when you enter the site.
Online Housing Board
You can search housing listings near the college on the Jump Off Campus website:
If you are interested in listing your apartment or room for rent, please register with Jump Off Campus here:
Housing Search Websites
You can search housing listings on the following websites:
Other Housing Assistance
If you need assistance finding housing, Rent Spree has relationships with large apartment complexes within the area. There is a free standard application which you can view here:
Disclaimer: Pierce College does not monitor or administer these programs.These resources are provided for your convenience only, and the college does not assume responsibility for any agreements you enter with them. Please use caution, research and ask necessary questions before signing any contracts. Additionally, Pierce is under no obligation to provide organizations or businesses with space on our webpage.
There are various private companies that help students arrange a living agreement with a host American family. These companies help students find housing depending on their preference and location of study. As well, host family often provides meals and may provide students with private bedroom. Each company has their own rules regarding fees and living options.
Home Stay Program
Universal Student Housing
424 Kelton Ave., Suite 514 Los Angeles, CA 90024
Tel:(310) 824- 4908
Global Student Services, USA Inc.
1436 Brett Place, #18 San Pedro, CA 90732
Tel: (310) 438-7485
International Student Placements
199 First Street, Suite 305 Los Altos, CA 94022
Tel: (650) 947-8879
International Housing Placement Service
600 N Rosemead Blvd., Suite 211 Pasadena, CA. 91107
Tel: (626) 798-0209
Student International Housing Inc. (S.I.H.)
5757 West Century Blvd., Suite 700 Los Angeles, CA 90045
Tel: (310) 320-4700 or (310) 348-2925