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Group vs Single housing

The program is characterized by a cohesive culture in which the participants live together at the designated housing facilities. However, if you prefer to stay on your own in single housing, ensure that you meet the following criteria and submit the qualified documents by the deadlines.

Group housing

The group housing is offered by the Asiatic Hotel, Flushing, Queens.

The hotel is located at the heart of Flushing surrounded by a variety of eatery choices, clinics, supermarkets, etc. By foot, it takes about five-minute to reach to the subway station. By subway, it takes about 40 minutes to get to Times Square.

Cost
Each room has 2 full-size beds (or 1 king-size bed upon request)
Each room costs USD 120 per night after tax (about USD 100 before tax)
Tax and breakfast included

Pairing
We will assist in pairing
Either take up the entire room or share it with another student
3 or 4 people occupancy (sharing beds) requires approval

Terms
Non-refundable discounted rate, special terms and conditions apply
NYC hotel tax is 14.75% plus $3.50 per night city tax
Charged in the second installment
We do not charge any commission for Group Housing

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Single housing arrangements

If you prefer to make your own housing arrangements, ensure that they meet following criteria. Private rental and Airbnb are typically not permitted (click HERE and HERE for more information).

Parameters
A three-star or more hotel OR the home of your direct relative
Located within one mile of Asiatic Hotel in Flushing, Queens
No Airbnb unless you can provide qualified proof
Airbnb qualified proof must be issued by a lawyer or NYS attorney general
Must not attempt to influence the choices of others
Payment proof must cover the entire program period
Must not change residence

Due by the final interview
Apply for own living arrangements

Due within 7 days after Form DS-7002 issuance
If hotel, reservation proof
If direct relative, relationship and AND address proofs
If Airbnb, legal proof issued by a lawyer or NYS attorney general

Due at least 21 days prior to your departure to the US
Full payment proof

The Neighborhood

Flushing, Queens

Located in the northeastern part of New York City, Flushing is a neighborhood with a large subway station, several police stations, banks, and many other essential resources within a 5-minute walking distance. Flushing is often referred to as the "Asian Manhattan" -- a perfect area to introduce international Asian students to the cross-cultural essentials within the American lifestyle.

Convenient

Flushing is about a 35-minute subway ride from Manhattan; the area is also a transit hub with many commuting options - LIRR, NYC Subway, shuttles to other Chinatowns, private car services, shuttles to nearby states, and more.

Culturally diverse

Flushing is culturally diverse with a high Chinese immigrant population. The significant Asian population may seem to dilute the cultural adjustment experience, but it also helps exchange visitors beat homesickness and adapt to the new environment.

Affordable eateries

The food scene is so good in Flushing. Not only it has all different options in one spot, many are affordable and taste great -- $25 for a dinner with soup and three dish choices for 2-3 people, $5 for a single dinner box with three dishes and soup, to $2 for few dumplings -- let's check it out.

Highly accessible

The neighborhood has a high concentration of shops, banks, doctors' offices, pharmacies, urgent care clinics, with many open 7 days a week. It is also nearby the Flushing Hospital and NYHQ.

Attractions

Flushing also happens to be home to some of the city's best attractions. Don't wait to check it out -- Citi Field, USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center (host of the famous US Open), Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Queens Museum of Art, New York Hall of Science, Queens Zoo, Queens Botanical Garden, and many more.

Designated housing

Asiatic Hotel

Asiatic Hotel is a modern hotel located in the heart of Flushing, about a five-minute walk from the subway station.

The facility has nine floors and offers four different room types: standard doubles (two full-sized beds, 210 sq ft, max occupancy of four people), standard king rooms (a king-sized bed, 210 sq ft, max occupancy of two people), deluxe doubles (two full-sized beds, 235 sq ft, max occupancy of four people), and junior suites (a king-sized bed, 270 sq ft, max occupancy of two people).

Our group deal is applicable to the standard double and stand king rooms. Terms and conditions apply.

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Address

135-21 37th Avenue
Flushing, NY 11354

Tel +1 (718) 321-7779

Services

- Housekeeping service daily
- Linen is changed weekly
- Mail service
- No gym
- No laundry service
- Check in after 3 pm
- Check out before noon

Amenities

- Complimentary breakfast (7 - 10 am)
- A/C, Free WiFi
- A private bathroom with a shower
- A flat-screen TV with cable
- A desk, chair, a table lamp
- A sofa, some hangers, a dryer
- An electric kettle and two cups
- Basic toiletries
- A computer and printer (receptionist area)

Some of the housing rules

- Room occupancy each room: Up to 2
- 3 or 4 room occupancy requires approval
- Standard double or standard king
- No smoking or cooking food
- No washing or hanging clothes
- No disturbance to other guests
- No usage of heavy duty electronic devices
- Students are financially liable for damages
- Each must buy and use a surge protector
- No explosive, weapons, inflammable materials or other dangerous chemicals
Housing Guidelines

Rules to follow

To ensure safety and comfort regarding accommodation, here are some of the guidelines.

Personal liability

Students are financially liable for any damages or expenses they cause. Keep your room reasonably clean, or you may be charged for additional cleaning fee by the hotel.

Service scope

We do not charge any commission, and we do not endorse or represent any third parties. Regarding housing, our service scope is limited to offering necessary resources and facilitating group booking and proper communications between the hotel and the students. Any disputes or charges are handled directly between the hotel and students.

Extended booking

Students handle housing arrangements before or after the program. They can stay in another hotel facility.

Second installment

The hotel fee is charged in your second and third installments. Room pairings take place after the second installment is due. As such, the second installment will reflect double room sharing rate multiply by the program duration. After finalizing room pairings, any remaining balance will be settled upon arrival.

Hotel Tax Info

NYC hotel tax is about 20%; the before tax daily rate is about USD 100 which is considerably low in New York City.

Non-refundable discount deal

Our group is entitled to a non-refundable discount deal with some restrictions. The housing fee is nonrefundable in all situations.

Restrictions

The hotel reserves the right to refuse hospitality to the guest who break any of its rules. It also has capacity limit of rooms and may adjusts the rate in necessary situations.

Disputes

In case of emergency situations, such as disputes, you will be asked to move to another nearby facility at your own expense.

Room sharing

Personal belongings and valuables

The hotel bears no responsibility for any damage or loss of your personal belongings. Lock up your valuables inside your luggage and keep your money in the bank.

Housekeeping

Linens are changed weekly and housekeeping is given daily. If the floor is cluttered or the bed has noticeable items on top of it, the housekeepers may skip cleaning the room or changing the bed. If you may have potential allergy situations, bring and use your own beddings.

Mail orders

If you have placed a mail order, keep track of it and pick it up immediately after the mail is delivered. Do not pick up mail or orders for another person. Stop ordering items at least one week before your checkout date.

Laundry services

Do not wash clothes or hang wet clothes inside your room. The nearest laundromat (Super C) is located on 41st Rd. There is another one opened through midnight located on Union Street. There are both self-wash or drop-off options. Students may also combine loads and use the pick-up and drop-off service (minimum of 6 pounds is required).

Report changes within 48 hours

SEVIS must have your most updated US address, including your room number, stored in the system. If you have changed your room, report to us within 48 hours.

Common courtesy

Amenities may vary by room. Treat people with respect and appreciation.