Up next in All about Apartment Rentals (18 videos)
Whether you're a renter or a landlord, you'll find money-saving tips in this Howcast video series on apartments and rentals.
You Will Need
- Destination city newspaper
- College Study Abroad department
- Your destination country's tourism office
Select from rental options
Select your rental preference. Options include a flat with a short-term lease, a long-term rental, or a sublet from someone who will be gone for a period of time.
Do an internet search
Do an internet search for apartment rentals in your destination city. You'll get a long list of results, so weed out the best choices.
Browse rental classified ads
Browse ads for furnished apartments in your destination city's online newspaper. Place a "Rental Wanted" ad in an English-language newspaper.
Contact a college's Study Abroad program
Contact a college's Study Abroad program adviser even if you're not a student. They may know of rental agencies in your destination city.
Contact a college at your destination
Contact a university in your destination city for advice on locating rentals. Some colleges may offer their own long-term room rentals.
Go to the Tourism Offices Worldwide site
Go to the Tourism Offices Worldwide site to find contact info on tourism offices in your destination country. They may offer accommodations searches.
Go to the U.S. State Department site
Before you make a final decision, read "Security Guidelines for American Families Living Abroad" at the U.S. State Department site. Safety should be a priority when renting abroad.