Can You Pass This Quiz About Housing In The US?

By Joy Lo

Housing

Image courtesy of Work & Travel participant Nedas.

Housing for your exchange program in the U.S. can seem a lot different than in your home country; there are new words, rules, and customs to learn! The best place to start is by reading the housing and lease agreements guides we’ve provided for you.

Then, test your knowledge with this quiz.


What is a lease?


Which of these things is not included in your lease?


Who should keep a copy of the lease once it is signed by you and your landlord?


Do I have to pay rent for the full term of the lease even if I move out early?


If you are arranging your own housing, when should you pay your security deposit?


Which of these costs could be deducted from your security deposit?


Which of these things should you not do when living with roommates?


What should you do with the receipt you receive when you pay your rent?


Which of these is a sign of a possible housing scam?


What do you do if you notice pre-existing damage when you move into your housing?

Housing for your exchange program in the U.S. can seem a lot different than in your home country; there are new words, rules, and customs to learn! The best place to start is by reading the housing guide we’ve provided for you.

How did you do on our housing quiz? You can review your housing guide at any time and contact us with questions.

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Joy is a huge advocate for cultural exchange. She's lived across the USA, then moved overseas to London and Sydney. She currently resides in Jakarta, Indonesia, giving her a unique perspective on working and thriving in a culture not her own. Joy graduated from the University of Sydney with a degree in Marketing and started her career in the au pair industry. She works on the blog and social media for the Au Pair USA program.

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