Shared apartments, spare rooms and roommates in Houston
Flatshare in Houston

Shared apartments, spare rooms and roommates in Houston

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The international population in this great Texas city is increasing every year, which is due in part to its high-quality education. And it is that in this great American city you will find several recognized institutions, such as Rice University and the University of Houston, as well as the NASA Space Center. All this makes numerous international students move to Houston every year to study or do an exchange. Thanks to this, living in a shared apartment means not only saving on the cost of monthly rent but also living with roommates from different parts of the United States and the world.

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    Advantages and disadvantages of sharing a flat in Houston

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    The following are some of the most relevant of living in a shared flat in this American city:

    Advantages of sharing a flat in Houston

    • You can take advantage of the extra in your budget to travel to nearby cities and learn more about American culture, such as Austin, Dallas, San Antonio and even New Orleans.
    • You will be able to choose between rooms that are part of private shared flats and others that are in student residences.

    Disadvantages of sharing a flat in Houston

    • You'll have to reach an agreement with your roommates about the use of air conditioning so that everyone agrees and no one gets cold or hot. The hottest months have an average maximum temperature of 33°C and remember that there is a lot of humidity.
    • In some cases, the cost of services (called "utilities") is not included in the monthly price, so you have to add an extra at the end of each month.

    App for your international exchange programme in Houston

    Do you want your exchange to Houston to be as simple and enjoyable as possible? You can download several apps that will make planning and arriving in the city easier, being able to read a large amount of relevant information about the city and life in it. For example, on some apps, you can read advice from previous years' students, who insist that you prepare yourself if you come in summer, as Houston is not only very hot but also very humid.

    How to meet people in Houston?

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    In this section, we tell you about some of the ways you can meet people in this city in the southern United States. Remember that it's a multicultural city, so it's certain to be easy to connect with other young international people.

    Student Associations in Houston

    The universities in this city have a large number of societies and clubs that you can join, such as the more than 400 available at the University of Houston. Thanks to this you will be able to easily meet other young people who have similar interests to yours, with whom you will be able to share different activities.

    Facebook Groups for international students in Houston

    The International Student Society at the University of Houston has a very active Facebook group where you can connect with other students and answer questions. It is called “International Students Organization at University of Houston”. You can also find groups from other universities, such as the so-called “Rice Office of International Students & Scholars (OISS)”.

    WhatsApp groups for international students in Houston

    If what you want is to be in direct contact with other students in the city, we recommend that you join the WhatsApp or Telegram groups you find. Take the opportunity to propose plans you want and join other interesting ones.

    Tips for sharing a student apartment in Houston

    We give you some tips to keep in mind when living in a shared apartment in this American city:

    • It's a good idea to look at where the university you're attending is located to choose an easily accessible one. Remember that the most popular neighbourhoods for young people tend to be downtown Houston, University Place and Greater Third Ward.
    • Several interesting events take place every year in the city, so you can surely enjoy some of them with your roommates during your stay in Houston. For example, there is the Texas Lunar New Year, WorldFest: Houston International Film Festival, Comicpalooza, Bayou City Art Festival, and the Texian Market Days.

    Frequently Asked Questions about Room Shares in Houston

    How much does a spare room in a shared flat cost in Houston?
    The cost of spare rooms in shared apartments or residences usually varies between $480 and $2,000 per month. For their part, apartments with several spare rooms to share usually start at $890 a month for a two-bedroom.
    How to meet people in Houston?
    We recommend that you join one of the many societies available at the university you are going to, keep in mind that there is usually one for international students. In addition, you can find WhatsApp, Facebook and Telegram groups in which to connect with other young people.
    What to ask before entering a flat share in Houston?
    You have to ask if the service costs are included in the monthly cost of the rent, because if they are not, you will have to add an extra at the end of each month, especially in the months of use of the air conditioning.
    How to choose ideal roommates in Houston?
    Ideally, they should all have different nationalities or speak different languages, so you can force yourself to communicate in English for as long as possible. This will help you improve that language a lot, gaining greater fluency.
    What are the best apps to find roommates in Houston?
    Erasmus Play is one of the best apps/websites you will find since it is an online community in which you can filter between the important features for you and easily find your ideal accommodation.