Research housing options in advance keeping in mind safety concerns.
Contact a university or college in the host country, which might have room availble in its residence, or an off-campus housing directory. Ask your work term employer if they have referrals to local sources of accommodation listings.
Things to consider when making your decision:
- Find out exactly what is included (furniture, kitchen amenities, linens, towels, laundry, heating, etc).
- Ask about rules and regulations regarding rentals in the country and make sure to read the fine print carefully.
- Ask a lot of questions.
- Always get everything in writing.