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Life in the United States


Living in a new country can be daunting. That's why GSPD has compiled a collection of resources to help you get around town, open a bank account, stay healthy and get connected with the community here. Take a look at the information below to get started and explore the rest of our resources to learn more.


Undergraduate Global Students

Complete your Housing Application to request Biola Housing. If you plan to live off-campus and commute, you must submit a request to live off-campus. For more information on Biola’s on-campus and off-campus housing options, please visit Biola's Housing Website.

Important Note:

All Residence Halls and on-campus apartments remain open during Christmas break. However, Café Biola and other campus offices and departments may be closed.

Graduate Global Students

There are a few good housing options for graduate students through Biola housing, and global students are given priority for those spaces! Information and applications are available on the Grad and Married Housing site. You can also check out our Guide to Living Off Campus.

If you have any questions, please contact us at

Biola Shuttle

Don't have a car? Don't worry! The Biola Shuttle makes regular stops at nearby locations, including the mall, a movie theater and Biola apartments and residence halls.

View the Shuttle Schedule