October 6, 2020. Washington, D.C. — 4stay.com and San Mateo Community College District have formed a partnership to assist its international students with finding safe off-campus housing near its campuses.
San Mateo Community College District (SMCCCD) is a three college district located between San Francisco and San Jose in the Silicon Valley. Colleges include Skyline College, College of San Mateo, and Cañada College. These serve more than 31,000 international students and scholars. On average, 80% of students stay off campus and face challenges in finding suitable housing nearby.
Now, with 4stay’s partnership, international students and scholars at San Mateo Community College District will have access to a safe and secure online housing marketplace:
- Loaded with vetted and affordable housing options close to each campus
- Liability insurance, zero deposit, and affordable housing options
- Dedicated 24/7 customer service team to answer students’ inquires
On the operational side, the international student services team at San Mateo Community College District will be able to channel their time on increasing international student enrolment and maintain the retention rate, while housing challenges are handled by professionals in the student housing industry. San Mateo Community College District will also get a customized and while-labeled booking platform together with a dashboard to monitor housing placements.
4stay is an online marketplace connecting students and interns with local hosts, room providers, and roommates near their destinations. 4stay is the destination for students and interns looking for off-campus housing. Since the launch, its vision has been to create a home away from home for everyone. Today, we serve over 280+ college and university campuses in North America and Europe.
“At 4stay, we are excited to be serving international students and scholars at Riverside City College, University of California Santa Barbara (UCSB), Colleges of Costa Contra, College of English Language, California Language Academy (CLA). We are also planning to partner with other community college districts, universities, and language schools in California to assist with their student housing”, noted Akobir Azamovich, 4stay’s CEO and Co-Founder.