Housing Options

ESI works with several local housing providers to help our students while they stay in Berkeley. You can visit the various providers websites in order to see pictures and learn what each has to offer. All agreements are made between the students and the housing providers, but ESI staff will help students as best we can.

Prices 2019

Fall Price
PaymentDepositMealsKitchenBathrmTo ClassBART
(underground train)
UC Dorm
Not available.Double: $1373.50 Single: $1833.50Not available.Credit card or checkTotal fee due before arrival.10 meals per week, breakfast and dinner Mon-Frimicro- wave onlyShared5- minute walk15- minute walk
Extras: free wireless, telephone in room (local calls free), linens, and coin-operated laundry.
Not available.6/30-7/20 only Double: $2740 Single: $3436Not available.Credit card or check$35 app fee plus $1000 damage deposit60 meals includedNoneShared5- minute walk15- minute walk
Extras: Cafe, common room, many optional activities.
Single: $1709Single: $1288Single: $1709Credit card or checkNot requiredNoneYesShared15- minute walk2- minute walk
Extras: Kitchens with refrigerators and dining area, 3 computers, free wireless, pools, gym, yoga and dance lessons, linens, and coin-operated laundry.
Durant Hall
Double: $1200Double: $1000Double: $1200Credit card or check$200 damage depositNoneYesShared5- minute walk15-minute walk
Extras: 2 kitchens with refrigerators and dining areas, free wireless, linens, and coin-operated laundry.
Orinda Homestay Program
Placement fee of $230 + $43 per night (double) or $46 per night (single)Placement fee of $230 + $44 per night (double) or $48 per night (single)Placement fee of $230 + $43 per night (double) or $46 per night (single)Credit card or checkTotal fee due 14 days before arrival14 meals per week; breakfast and dinner dailyUse of kitchen varies from home to homeVariesAverage 30 to 60 minutes by bus and BARTVaries
Extras: vary by family

Applying and Paying for Housing

Please request on the application.

ESI will forward your request to the housing provider and contact you only if space is not available.

ESI will send you further information with your acceptance documents.

Housing providers may contact you directly for deposit or full payment if it is due before arrival.

UC Dorm is the ONLY case where you should make a housing payment to ESI.

If for any reason you do not receive housing confirmation within two weeks of your request or if you have other questions, please contact our office immediately. info@esi.edu

pdf version: Housing 2019

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