After you send your reservation request, we will provide you with a price quote based on your length of stay and your housing preferences. We will then ask you for a little more information about yourself to help us in the housing process. Your reservation will be finalized once we receive your first payment.
Comforts of Home's prices are all-inclusive, so you won't have to pay extra for things like wifi, linens, or renters' insurance. Residents have the option of paying in full before arrival, or paying in installments: three installments for a semester, or six installments for the academic year. Residents staying for the academic year may also pay in semester-long installments.
All residents must pay a security deposit before arrival in Comforts of Home housing. Security deposits are refundable subject to any applicable deductions, including but not limited to damages, missing items, and unpaid sanctions.
When cancelling, students must notify Comforts of home in writing. Because Comforts of Home commits to its vendors upon the student's application to the program, certain of our costs are non-refundable. In the event that the student withdraws from host study abroad Program for unanticipated academic, family or health reasons, certain costs are refundable:
- Up until 61 days prior to the official Comforts of Home check-in date, pre-paid rents, supplemental charges and security deposits are refundable;
- 60-31 days prior to the official Comforts of Home check-in date, security deposits are refundable, but not pre-paid rents or supplemental charges (e.g. Services Package fees);
- Withdrawal 30 days or less before the official Comforts of Home check-in date: at this late withdrawal period, all fees will have been fully committed, and no refunds are possible (including that of the security deposit, which will be used to cover a portion of the student's rent). Refunds are also not possible in the case of early departure.
In the event that certain fees have not been paid, we may substitute those that have been in their place for the purpose of accounting for refunds.
If you decide to withdraw, you must inform both Comforts of Home, as well as your university or program. The university or program must then confirm this information with us.