How Do I Find Housing?


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In order to find housing leads close to your employment, we will need you to fill out a 2017 student application. Please fill this out completely. Once we have received your application, you may view the housing leads we have posted on the blog on this site and on the Mid-Cape J-1 Housing Program Facebook page.

If you see a housing lead that is close to your employment, use the e-mail on the housing lead to contact the landlord or host family.

Please let us know if you have been chosen for housing so that the housing lead can be updated or listed as no longer available. If you have contacted a host or landlord and you have not filled out an application, you will need to do so in order to be accepted into the housing.

All housing leads are for informational purposes only.

Misunderstandings Can Be Avoided!


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Living in a new culture can be difficult. If you don’t understand one of the house rules, please ask the host or landlord to explain it more fully. One of the most common misunderstandings comes with a common house rule “Keep your area clean and neat.” Everyone has their own definition of neat and clean. Some cultures can’t have anything on the floor, but the tables, bureaus, or counters can have items on them. Others must have every item put away at all times. Make sure you ask for a definition of “neat and clean”, if it is one of the rules. Good communication with your host or landlord will keep misunderstandings from happening.

Have a great summer on Cape Cod! If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact us at catherine.boyle@midcapej1housing.org or by using the contact page.