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.
A1: The correct answer is A. Read your entire lease to understand what you are agreeing to and keep a copy for your records. Contact InterExchange if you have questions about your lease.
A2: The correct answer is B. Your lease covers the legal terms of your agreement.
A3: The correct answer is C. Keep a paper copy of your lease, and make an electronic version too.
A4: The correct answer is A. Your lease should state whether there are penalties for breaking your lease early. Be sure to carefully check the beginning and end dates on your lease.
A5: The correct answer is B. The safest way to pay your security deposit is when you’re already in the U.S. Never wire money to someone you don’t know!
A6: The correct answer is C. Your lease should explain any circumstances in which your security deposit would not be returned in full.
A7: The correct answer is A. For advice on how to be a good roommate, check out Do These Eight Things When Living With Roommates.
A8: The correct answer is B. Always keep proof of your security deposit and rent payments in case there is a disagreement with your roommates or your landlord.
A9: The correct answer is A. If your landlord wants rent before meeting you in person, it could be a scam. Contact InterExchange, and we can help.
A10: The correct answer is C. Be sure to make your landlord aware of prior damage to avoid a disagreement when you move out.