Housing On-Site

Housing arrangements for each program will vary. Students abroad will live with families, in dormitories, flats, hotels, cottages, student residences, etc.

Visitors: Housing on the CSB/SJU study abroad programs has been careful­ly arranged for members of each program. We do not wish to jeopardize these arrangements, therefore, students will not be allowed to house family, friends or students from other programs in their room.

Valuables: Do not keep large amounts of cash in your apartment and always be sure to lock your doors. Roommates are expected to respect one another's property, but we cannot guarantee the security of items.

Electricity: The elec­trical current and the shape of plug-ins in most countries are different from those in the U.S. You will need two things:

  1. A converter which changes the voltage to 220 (most foreign countries) from 110 (U.S.)
  2. A plug adapter which allows you to plug the cord in the socket.
  3. Most laptops, Ipods, and cell phone chargers have a converter built-in (read your battery or charger to assure that the voltage adapts from 110-240).
  4. You can purchase personal travel accessories in the US that change between 110 and 220 volts. Or you can wait and buy these on-site.
  5. It is important to pay special attention to what voltage is needed. You could melt the appliance and blow a fuse.

You may consider communicating with past participants to purchase items.