Doble Mellen Houses

Housing Information for International Students

International students may apply for on-campus housing or choose to live off-campus in the local community.

Contact Us

International Student Services
7 Mellen Street, Cambridge, MA, Doble Campus

Laura Covey Kanner, Coordinator

Pan Luo, Graduate Assistant

Safety Tips for Off-Campus Housing

Finding a Place

  • If possible, visit the apartment or room before agreeing to rent it.
  • Ask a friend to come along to offer a second opinion.
  • Research neighborhood safety, the location of nearby grocery stores, laundry, public transportation, etc.
  • If you are considering sharing an apartment with roommates, make sure your lifestyle is compatible with theirs.

Making Payments

  • Do not pay fees or rent before you sign a lease.
  • Make sure you fully understand your lease before signing.
  • Be prepared to pay first and last month's rent, as well as a deposit often equivalent to one month's rent.
  • Get everything in writing, including a copy of the lease, receipts of your security deposit and rent payments.

Global Guide Program Promotes Cultural Exchange

The Global Guides program matches volunteers with international students to help them get acclimated to student life at Lesley and to take advantage of Boston's cultural, recreational, and educational offerings.Contact us to sign up for the program!

Exchange Student from Germany Thrives at Lesley

Angelina Knoll

German bilingual elementary education exchange student Angelina Knoll found a second home at Lesley. Read more.