Finding the right accommodation is just as important as finding the right internship. You need a safe and comfortable place to stay during your time abroad, a place to come home to after work.
It can be quite difficult to find the right accommodation in New York especially when you don’t have the chance to see it in person. That is why some interns choose to book accommodation for just the first week or two and make their permanent decision later.
Before going online and searching for accommodations, it is important that you first decide what kind of accommodation you want to live in, this will usually be one of the following:
The cost to rent one bedroom in an apartment in the city center costs around $2,400 to $4,000 per month and $1,600 to $2,700 outside the center. It’s far more expensive compare to any large city in the world. A student room is cheaper, it cost around $1,800 for a shared room and $2,000 for a private room. However, as you can imagine you will have less room to live in. Take some time to decide for yourself what you find important when it comes to housing.
Fortunately, there are some reliable ways to find the right accommodation in New York, we recommend using Housing Anywhere. This is a platform that offers long term rental properties for decent prices. Another option is to join Facebook pages about housing and renting in New York and to reach out to your network, as seemingly everybody has a friend of a friend who lives in the city.
Here are some things to pay attention to when looking for accommodation abroad: