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How to Find an Apartment Abroad

Watch more All about Apartment Rentals videos: Subscribe to Howcast's YouTube Channel - Find an apartment abroad through a rental agency, newspaper classifieds, or adviser referrals. Howcast uploads the highest quality how-to videos daily! Be sure to check out our playlists for guides that interest you: Subscribe to Howcast's other YouTube Channels: Howcast Health Channel - Howcast Video Games Channel - Howcast Tech Channel - Howcast Food Channel - Howcast Arts & Recreation Channel - Howcast Sports & Fitness Channel - Howcast Personal Care & Style Channel - Howcast empowers people with engaging, useful how-to information wherever, whenever they need to know how. Emphasizing high-quality instructional videos, Howcast brings you experts who provide accurate information in easy-to-follow tutorials on everything from makeup, hairstyling, nail art design, and soccer to parkour, skateboarding, dancing, kissing, and much, much more. Step 1: 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. Step 2: 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. Step 3: 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. Tip In a city where apartments go fast, read local newspaper ads only after you arrive and prepare to act fast. Step 4: 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. Step 5: 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. Step 6: 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. Tip Some countries have tourism offices in the U.S. Visit a local office if one is near you. Step 7: 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. Did You Know? Instead of monthly rent, many Korean landlords have foreigners pay _jeonse_, a returnable deposit typically over 40 percent of an apartment's purchase value.
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