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Student life, studying in Los Angeles

STUDENT LIFE IN THE ENTERTAINMENT CAPITAL OF THE WORLD

We want to make sure you feel supported at every step of the way, from your first contact with us to the time you graduate and start your career. Our commitment to excellence is not just in the classroom, but with every aspect of your academic and professional life. We want you to be a successful part of the fast growing international hospitality and tourism industry by joining the world’s premier program of hospitality and management.



housing

There are a wide range of housing options surrounding our campus and learning sites.  Depending on the area and the type of housing, costs can vary from $500-$1800 per month depending on the standard of living. Choose wisely before committing where to live for your term of study. Rental agreements typically require a month-to-month (most flexible), six-months, or one-year agreement including a 30-day notice to vacate. Be sure to inquire which is suitable for your length of stay and/or budget. Most landlord and/or roommate will require a security deposit, usually 1 month’s rent. 

 Here is a useful guide for international students to find housing:


Search for apartments/rooms/sublets here:

• Search a map and type in your neighborhood
http://www.padmapper.com

• Search neighborhoods by price/safety/location using
http://www.trulia.com



Here are some options where previous students have found housing: 

Grammercy Place: http://www.1310gramercy.com/moreinfo.html
Kamo housing: http://www.kamohousing.com/
Global Housing: http://www.go-housing.com
UNO Housing: www.uno-int.com
Park La Brea: http://www.parklabrea.com/
Padmapper: http://www.padmapper.com/
Westside Rentals: http://www.westsiderentals.com/
Craigslist Los Angeles: https://losangeles.craigslist.org/search/apa
Yelp: http://www.yelp.com/la
RadPad: https://www.onradpad.com/
American Homestay Network: https://www.homestaynetwork.com/
free apartment search website, Apartment List:
https://www.apartmentlist.com/ca/los-angeles#map


student life 

Our learning site is surrounded by an abundance of culture, rich history, gourmet food and great weather all year round

Students can let their imaginations sore at Disneyland, take an adventure trip to Universal Studios, ride some of the fastest roller coasters at Six Flags Magic Mountain, or grab a tour at Warner Bros. studios. 

Students can drive to Las Vegas for the glitz and glamour, head up north to San Francisco or catch some of the Pacific Ocean’s best waves in Malibu or San Diego, or head to the desert and spend the week end in Palm Springs.

In the winter, you can even drive a couple hours to Big Bear Mountains and snow board for the day. All of this and so much more are accessible to you in Los Angeles!


uniform/dress code 

As young professionals and future managers of the luxury hospitality industry, students wear a uniform and are professionally groomed at all times. 

The Vatel uniform is a black suit (pants and jacket for men or skirt and jacket for women) worn with a white dress shirt and a Vatel tie or bow.


Vatel Uniform order form: 

transportation

Regardless if a student has access to their own transportation, we recommend taking advantage of the vast public transportation system in Los Angeles, such as The Metro. https://www.metro.net 

Car services such as Uber and Lyft provides reliable car services.
If you wish to purchase a car, note that a California Driver License  is required after a maximum of 3 months of purchasing the vehicle. 
The California Driver License is fairly easy to get and costs about $50. 

Contact your nearest DMV and get an appointment to take the written test then you will be able to use your car to pass the driving test.

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