FAQs For International Students

How Will I Get To Campus?

The Academy Campustown offers four different off campus housing communities near UIUC for students to choose from, all of which are just steps from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign campus. Students will also benefit from being close to the heart of downtown, where they can mingle with classmates and enjoy everything Champaign has to offer!

What Opportunities Are Available For Meeting People?

In addition to all of our communities being front and center to the best Champaign social spots, we also offer on-site outdoor lounges with BBQ grills and entertainment, a coffee bar and clubroom, and a fitness center. It’s easy to make friends with your neighbors when there’s so much to do!

What Is The Layout Of The Apartments?

Each community offers spacious floor plans that range from private studio apartments, one-bedroom apartments, two-bedroom apartments, three-bedroom apartments, and four-bedroom apartments, with the option for a private or shared bathroom.

Are The Apartments Furnished?

Yes! We understand that international travel doesn’t leave many options for bringing or purchasing furniture, so all of our apartments are fully furnished with the basic necessities for comfortable living. Just add some personal touches, and you’ll feel right at home!

What Are The Apartment Features?

Each apartment features an in-unit washer and dryer for convenient laundering, high speed Internet, stainless steel appliances, hardwood-style flooring, 50-inch 4k smart TVs in the spacious living rooms, and individually keyed bedrooms.

How Will I Find A Roommate?

Our communities offer roommate-matching to help take the stress out of finding a roommate while pairing you with someone you’re likely to get along with! Simply fill out a short questionnaire during your rental application, and we will use your answers to find someone who has similar interests and hobbies as you.

How Do Housing Contracts Work?

Housing contracts are on an individual basis, so each tenant is only responsible for their own monthly installments. This way, you’ll never be penalized if a roommate makes a late payment or breaks their lease early.

What Amenities Are Available?

When you live at our apartments near UIUC, we want to support both your study and recreation time. In addition to our outdoor lounges with BBQ grills and entertainment, coffee bar, clubroom, and fitness center, we offer individual and group study rooms, bike storage, free community-wide Wi-Fi, garage parking, and controlled-building access.

Are There Any Security Features?

We want you to feel safe while you live in our community. To achieve this, our security features include an access-controlled apartment building and parking garage, secure bike storage, and individually keyed bedrooms.

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