Health and Housing Information


Health Insurance

Medical care in the U.S. is very expensive! International students are required to show proof of full coverage health insurance to cover major medical expenses. SSALI requires that you purchase the health insurance policy, designed for CSU students, which is available through a direct arrangement between the student and the private insurance company before registering for classes. SSALI staff will be available to assist you with this purchase. A detailed description of this Medical Insurance Plan is available upon request by email.

The mandatory SSU Health Center Services fee ($165 per semester) provides SSALI students with convenient on-campus care for less major medical problems. It is available during the Fall and Spring semesters only.



There are a variety of attractive housing options.

SSALI Homestay: This option is available on a first come, first served basis.  The student lives with a local family and pay $700 each month, which includes 16 meals a week, a private bedroom, and full use of the laundry facilities.  The student can also choose the ‘room only’ option.  With this option, the student pays $550 each month and must buy and cook his/her own food. 

International Student Placement: This is a private homestay placement organization. Please go to for more information.

For on-campus housing, submit your request early, several months in advance, if possible. Please note that on-campus housing is usually not available in the fall semester. Please go to for more information. You can also take a virtual tour of the on-campus housing options.

For off-campus housing, you can find listings and roommates at:

For additional off-campus housing options, including furniture rental packages, please go to as well as for additional off-campus housing opportunities.