Housing Resources


International medical students undertaking an elective at Boston Medical Center may use the following information to secure housing while in Boston.



Location of  Your Elective: Boston Medical Center (BMC)

Before you begin your housing search, please note the location of Boston Medical Center (BMC) on the map (to the left). BMC is located in Boston’s South End.

The address of Boston Medical Center is One Boston Medical Center Place, Boston, MA 02118.

Map of BMC

Directions to BMC





Office of Housing Resources (B.U. Medical Campus)

Housing Resources at B.U. Medical Campus assists B.U. Medical Campus students with finding a place to live in the Boston and surrounding areas. It is a good place to start your search for housing. See these links:

B.U. Off-Campus Services 

B.U. Off-Campus Services maintains listings of available apartments and sublets in the greater Boston area. You will also find information about tenant rights and responsibilities, neighborhood descriptions, definitions of common rental terms, considerations before signing a lease, and more. You may access the BU Off-Campus Services as a guest for 30 days to review listings. You will not have access to the Roommate Finder, that is for only registered students. Visit Guest Registration for access.

Short-Term Housing Options

  • RotatingRoom.com is a student-run website that helps medical students find and post sublets while doing away rotations at hospitals around the country.
  • Sublet.com provides a global marketplace where tenants and landlords can match their rental housing needs.
  • Airbnb is community marketplace for people to list and book unique accommodations worldwide.
  • Roommates.com is a roommate referral agency.

Homestay Options

A homestay is a stay at a residence by a traveler (usually a visiting foreign student) who is hosted by a local family for one to six months. The student usually has his/her own bedroom, private or shared bathroom, and access to a kitchen. Homestays are often less expensive than other housing options, but they are often less private.


[Boston University does not endorse any companies and accepts no responsibility for the accuracy or reliability of housing listings available via the links above. Contact with persons and companies listed herein are conducted at your own risk.]