Immerse International has been welcoming students to our campus for over 30 years. 

We have single and shared rooms to meet your housing needs.  

In addition to students studying English at Immerse, international students from area colleges and universities in the Lancaster area can live at Immerse.  Our prices are significantly lower than living in a college residence hall, and our campus is smaller so you will never feel like a “number” or lost in the crowd. 

Our campus has three houses where students are placed: Old Main, Sauder House, and Groff House. Sauder House has a double room with private bath while Groff House has two single rooms with a shared bath. Old Main, often referred to as the International House, has space for approximately 30 students. There are two single rooms and ten double and triple occupancy rooms. The double / triple rooms all have shared baths.

We are located on a safe campus and close to shopping, restaurants, cafes, grocery stores and area attractions.  Philadelphia is just over one hour by train from Lancaster. Washington DC is 2+ hours by car.


Housing Costs

Housing Type

Single Room

Shared Room

Guest Price / Short-term stays

Monthly Cost

$695 (prorated $24/day)

$635 (prorated $22/day)

$30/ day


(The above rates begin on September 1, 2019)

Please note: All residents must be at least 18 years old at the beginning of their stay at Immerse.
If you arrive after the month has started your cost will be prorated for the days you will be staying.

Housing Information









Most are shared rooms. We have a limited number of single rooms available upon request.

These are shared by 3-4 people.

All rooms include beds, dressers, closets, desks & chairs. Residents will need to provide their own pillows, bed linens, towels & wash cloths.

All utilities, including WiFi and Cable TV on the community television, are included. Coin operated laundry is on-site.

Prepared evening meals are provided three times per week during Fall and Spring semester. Meals during the summer months (mid-May through end of August) may be limited or not provided - check with Director, International House, for specific information for summer. During Fall and Spring semester, food items are provided in the student kitchen for limited number of other (self-serve) meals.

Soccer field, indoor basketball court, and bike storage are located on campus. We are also close to public transportation, walking trails, parks, shops & banks.

We desire to help you as you transition to life in the U.S. while you are with us at Immerse.

Is Immerse Housing Affordable?

We are often asked whether living at Immerse is affordable or not.  Compared to area colleges and universities, or living off-campus in an apartment, the Immerse International is a great place to live if you want to save money and get to know people from all over the world.  We also provide field trips, game nights, and housing during holidays and summers. 

Here's a comparison based on 2018 costs in the Millersville / Lancaster Area:

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“Thank you so much for making this community exist and we hope that this place will stay the way it is: a home where people feel welcome, safe and loved.”
Agathe B. - France

University Advising

Immerse International works closely with our students to meet their academic goals. Our advising team gives students assistance in applying to the college or university of their choice. Students will receive assistance with finding schools and choosing programs, completing application documents, writing personal statements, and contacting schools for more information.     


Our campus is in beautiful Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. It is one of the USA’s most historical cities with all the excitement international students are looking for including cafes, restaurants, sporting events, museums, and outdoor activities. Students love Lancaster because it is safer than big cities and they can focus on their studies without all the “big city distractions”.

How to Apply for Housing?

  • Submit IMMERSE Application available online CLICK HERE

What Happens After I Submit My Application?

If accepted, you will receive a Letter of Acceptance noting any steps remaining and you will receive an Invoice for the security deposit equal to one month’s rent. Payment of the security deposit is required in order to reserve your room.