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Housing / Accommodations – Ocean City MD & Delaware Beach Resorts

Prior to arrival, try to find your housing in advance by searching the internet so you have a place to stay when you get off the bus, even if only as a temporary place to stay for a few days.. If you have not found any place in advance, upon arrival in OCEAN CITY MD, visit the Ocean City International Student Center (located at 304 South Baltimore Avenue in downtown Ocean City, Maryland, phone # 410-289-0350) that provides a roommate bulletin board where you can match up with other students looking for housing or roommates. Ask for rooms available in International Student Center to stay for up to 2 days until you find your own place. There are some local motels which may offer low cost temporary housing during the month of June.

Other possibilities to search for accommodations after your arrival is to read advertisements in local newspapers or visit local real estate companies for rental availability. The local newspapers are published weekly (every Friday) and are free to pick up at most every convenience store or supermarket.

Visit the Ocean City Maryland Chamber of Commerce web site to get the list of Youth and Student Rental Housing prepared by Ocean City Maryland Chamber of Commerce. http://emailstyles.com/oceancity.org/pdfs/youth_student_housing_2012.pdf which provides a comprehensive list of apartments for rent and available for Student Housing for the summer. Housing IS IN SHORT SUPPLY. Typically, students can expect to pay around $90 per week plus utilities (electric and cable tv) per person for an apartment with 2 bedrooms which they may usually share with 5 other students.

Make sure to bring enough money to pay the rent IN ADVANCE for the weeks until you get your first paycheck. The rent can be paid weekly, or in several installments - it depends on the owner`s requirements. When signing a rental lease agreement, you will be asked to pay for the following week or the first installment plus deposit (amount varies, usually equals weekly payment for an apartment). The deposit will be used in case of any damages to the property when you depart, otherwise it will be refunded at the end of your stay.

Make sure to read the leases completely before signing, and ask if there are any additional charges, e. g., whether the utilities are included in weekly rent. Always ask for an explanation of anything in the rental lease agreement if you do not understand.

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