The project started in 2009 from a student-tostudent initiative and it is now an established organisation working in close collaboration with more than 130 universities and active in 500+ cities in the world. The mission is to help international students to find their new accommodation abroad in an easy and safe way.
The concept is very simple: for all incoming exchange students in a city, there are some outgoing who are temporarily leaving. Putting these two in direct contact, HousingAnywhere.com allows the outgoing students to legally sublet their rooms and avoid double rent and the incoming students or interns to find a trustworthy place in their new city.
Moreover, the platform makes sure you find what best satisfies your needs by including also listings from private landlords, housing corporations and host families. Thanks to a secure booking system, every accommodation you find on HousingAnywhere.com is secure and free of scammers. First, the Housing Anywhere team checks every room that is published on the website through five steps verification process, pushing away scammers and fake rooms. Secondly, the first rent (plus a 25% of commission) is not paid directly to the landlord, but is kept in a safe bank account and transferred to the landlord only 48 hours after you have actually moved in and checked that everything is how it was previously agreed. If not, you get your money back!
In this way, you can get everything arranged in advance and move to your new city ready for a new adventure.