Student Resources

Housing

Housing

A creative education at an The Art Institute of Vancouver is as rigorous and demanding as the real world of creativity. Your home away from the classroom should be a space where you can both do coursework and enjoy the company of your fellow students. Our Office of Residential Life and Housing is your source for resources and information about housing. Our School Sponsored Housing program will arrange accommodations in a nearby apartment complex, where you’ll live with other students. Student Resident Assistants who live onsite will help you connect with your peers by organizing social, cultural, and creative programs and activities. Basic furnishing and utilities are included in the quarterly housing charge.*



The Melbourne
3433 Crowley Drive
Vancouver, BC V5R 6C5

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS, COME BE A PART OF OUR FAMILY AT AI STUDENT SPONSORED HOUSING!

Living in Student Housing offers many diverse opportunities for international students. Living with a home stay, family, or renting a house with friends that speak the same language may inhibit a student from learning English and experiencing true Canadian culture. Moving into The Art Institute of Vancouver School Sponsored Housing will encoruage international students to connect with their AiV housing peers.

AiV Housing provides support from fellow peers and AiV Housing Staff. AiV Housing provides exciting activities involving games, movies, tours and sports. Come and tour the town and become familiar with your surroundings with our Residence Life staff for an easier and supported transition to Vancouver. We welcome you to come and join our housing community at The Art Institute of Vancouver Sponsored Housing.

  • ESL Students are offered ESL tutoring for free!
  • AiV housing staff are available 24hr/day to support an international student if they are experiencing home sickness or culture shock and need someone to talk with.
  • If an international student is having a difficult time with class, the RLC and Assistant Director of housing are available to meet with the student to assist them.

REASONS TO LIVE IN RESIDENCE

  • Live with Canadian, English speaking students
  • Airport pick-up (additional cost)
  • Meet new friends!
  • Speak English everyday with roommates
  • Close to Downtown Vancouver
  • Great social networking
  • Enhanced academic success
  • Leadership opportunities
  • Exciting weekly events and activities
  • Housing staff on call 24/hrs/day
  • The SHAC offers free snacks and food
  • The SHAC offers fun games and activities

STEPS TO APPLY

  1. Send email to Jina Nam, Assistant Director of Housing.
  2. Assistant Director of Housing will email the details and information of housing. Review the email and confirm by submitting application. The link for application will be in this email.
  3. Once you have been accepted into housing the Assistant Director of Housing will email the Lease Agreement for you to sign.
  4. Submit your Lease Agreement once you have confirmed your space in housing.

BUILDING AMENITIES

  • Universal gym
  • Evening security guard on duty from 10PM–6AM
  • Activity room (SHAC)
  • Patio/Balcony
  • Secure front door access
  • Parking, available upon request for an additional fee
  • Large Communal Laundry room available to all residents – using current Smart Card Technology
  • Garbage and Recycling Facilities
  • Courtyard with playground
  • Park across the street with basketball court, baseball field, soccer field, and tennis court
  • Bike storage (free to use)