case western reserve university

INTErNational student fellowship



Temporary Housing

Peter B. Lewis Building

If you have not already secured housing before your arrival here in Cleveland, we have both International and American volunteer families who have graciously opened their homes to host you and your family for a few days while you find your permanent accomodation. Our host/hostess can put you up temporarily for a maximum stay of 3-5 days. This will give you enough time to look for your own housing, whilst allowing you to put your bags in a safe place, shower and to sleep. Housing is aplenty around campus.

We are usually set up to host students for the Fall semester. If you need temporary housing during the summer and spring, please feel free to cotact us too. We have limited hosts during summer and spring but will do our best to pair you up with a host you on a case by case basis.

Download Request Form Here. Fill it up and email it back to us.

Please specify that you would like “temporary housing” if this is a need for you. Again, two weeks notice is requested.

Food and transportation is on your own. Our temporary housing volunteers are working people generally (unless they are students), and would not be available to bring you around to look for housing. However, these are people whom we have chosen because of their proximity to the campus or their accessibility to Case campus by public transportation.

Other housing options are available in and around the area close to Case. Be prepared to walk a lot and bring good walking shoes. Furnished or unfurnished apartment units are available.

To jump-start your search for permanent housing near the Case campus, check out housing options under Case’s off campus housing website that is updated every Friday. These are other housing options you may want to consider:


Short Term (Several weeks to several months) and Long Term Housing.
Several of our ISF friends and volunteers of many years have short term and long term housing options for rent. Please contact them for further information.
** Arlene and Sonny’s Place (Furnished and unfurnished apartment units)
** Gordon Jardy's Place


Other places charging daily and monthly rates include:
We are not affiliated with any of these establishments but past students have found them satisfactory.
** Crest Bed and Breakfast (about 15-20 minutes to campus by bus)
** Best Hotel and Suites (Closer to downtown)

Upscale Hotels (but close to campus)
** Alcazar Hotel
** Glidden House
** Cleveland Clinic InterContinental Hotel








For new students, please use the request form in the link above.
For our volunteers, please download and fill in this form.