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Archive for Housing Tips!

08.18.08: The “MIIS Casa” Debut!

MTV has “Cribs” and now at long last MIIS has “Casas”. It’s the long awaited debut of the MIIS Casa series (MIIS Casa-One Bedroom) with a look into Kabir Archuletta’s awesome pad. Whether you’re an incoming or returning student of The Monterey Institute, everyone needs a place to live, and the time to secure housing has arrived! In order to ease yourself into this process, check out Kabir’s pad on ourYouTube Channel. And don’t forget to read last week’s MIIS update from the Student Affairs Officeon helpful housing tips
YouTube Video: Student lifestyles at the Monterey Institute of International Studies. For the first episode of MIIS Casa, check out Kabir’s one bedroom apartment in New Monterey, three blocks from the Aquarium and Cannery Row.
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Good Night & Good Luck!

08.11.08: Tips for your Housing Search!

Greetings New Students!     

We recognize that finding housing can be one of the most challenging aspect of relocating to Monterey. Here are a few tips to help facilitate this process!

1 Attend one of our Housing and Insurance Information Sessions from August 12th through August 22nd (Tuesday-Friday), 10am-11am in the Holland Center.
2 Allow for at least 3-5 days to find housing.
3 Access housing resources from the Student Affairs Office on a daily basis to receive the most current rental information.
4 The most helpful housing resources to utilize are: our student housing database, Craig’s List, rental listings with property management companies, and the classifieds section of the local newspaper.
5 This rental market in Monterey may be quite different than what you are accustomed to. Many of the rentals are older and may not have new carpet, an updated kitchen, etc. So, if you find something that you like but it’s not the “ideal” place, you may still want to consider taking it. Rentals go quickly, and if you wait to find that “perfect” place, you may find yourself still looking for housing after many days!
6 Looking for housing is a “full time job,” so it is important that you devote enough time to this process!
7 Please come to the Student Affairs Office if you have any questions or need assistance. We are located at 440 Van Buren Street, and we are open 9am-5pm Monday through Friday.


Our housing website is:

Our email is:

Good luck in your housing search and welcome to the Monterey Institute!