Like most community colleges, Kaua‘i Community College does not have housing on campus; however, the International Program Office shares the following resources to help you find comfortable housing options.
DISCLAIMER: It is your responsibility to assess all information regarding off-campus housing before you enter into any legally binding agreement such as a lease. Should you enter into such an agreement, it shall be your sole responsibility to resolve any issues that may arise pertaining to that agreement. Kauai Community College shall have no obligation to fulfill any of the terms of that agreement.
- Homestay - If you have never lived abroad or in the United States, staying with a host family at least the first 3 months will allow you to get familiar with the school and surroundings and make friends. Homestay has the added benefit of giving you the opportunity to practice English with your host family.
The following organizations offer homestay placement services on Kaua’i. Please contact them directly if you are interested in homestay.
- Online Housing Bulletin Board - Once you are more adjusted to life abroad, you can then choose to move to an apartment with student friends you have made. The KCC International Program keeps a list of available housing options for international students in a form of an online bulletin board. Students will be given access to this Bulletin Board once they are admitted to the college. Students will need to contact the landlord directly.
- Craiglist - Craigslist is a classified advertisements website very commonly used in the US. Craigslist Kauai has sections dedicated to apartments/housing for rent, and housemates and roommates wanted.
IMPORTANT: Craigslist is a public website where anybody can post advertisements. This also means that there is always risk of scam. Craigslist provides tips for avoiding scams. Please carefully review all information regarding the listing before you enter into any legally binding agreement.
- Kauai Bus – Bus Pass
As a student of Kauai Community College, you can take the Kauai Bus, the county-run bus services, by showing your student ID. For routes and schedules, visit the Kauai Bus website. https://www.kauai.gov/BusSchedules
If you do not have a US driver’s license, the first step is to get a driver’s license. You need to pass both a written and driving tests. Also, remember that drivers have a lot of responsibilities, such as buying a car, car insurance, etc. For information on obtaining a driver’s license in Kauai, click here https://www.kauai.gov/DriversLicense
If you live close to campus, riding your bike to school is another option. All Kauai Bus are equipped with bike racks that can hold up to two bikes. So, you can ride your bike to the nearest bus stop, and catch the Kauai Bus.