World Languages and Literatures
Summer Translation Program
Is there housing available for students?
There is housing available for students, but you are responsible for securing your own housing while in Kalamazoo. While the directors and staff of the Institute are happy to provide advice and suggestions, they are not responsible for securing housing for you.
- Ordinary rentals or sublets from other students in the Kalamazoo area: Many students in Kalamazoo that attend WMU or the other local schools (Kalamazoo College, Kalamazoo Valley Community College, etc.), sublet their apartments during the summer. Find apartments available for rent or inexpensive sublease at:
- Value Place (Kalamazoo): These furnished rooms are located about four miles from campus, but there is bus service to the campus area Monday through Saturday. Rooms are especially comfortable for families. Information is available at www.valueplace.com, but call for the best rates. Rooms come with bed, refrigerator, microwave, stove, but no utensils. Cooking utensils can be purchased on-site. For a quote, call 269-372-6300 and emphasize that you are part of the WMU Department of World Languages and Literatures’ Summer Translation Program.
- Staybridge Suites (Kalamazoo): These rooms are located about three miles from campus, but there is bus service from the facilities to the campus area Monday through Saturday. Rooms are especially comfortable for families and people desiring a good deal of privacy. Information is available at www.staybridge.com, but call directly to the Staybridge Facility in Kalamazoo for the best rates and emphasize that you are part of the WMU Department of World Languages and Literatures’ Summer Translation Program.
- Student dormitories or apartments on-campus. These rooms are conveniently located on campus, not far from the buildings where the STP classes and activities will be held. Information is available at www.wmich.edu/housing. It is possible to get a pro-rated rate for the one month of the Summer 2 session that the STP will take place. Contact the Office of Residence Life and emphasize that you will be on campus for only for the short duration of the STP. Because the WMU campus is located a bit far from most of the major grocery shopping areas in Kalamazoo, students living on campus might consider the possibility of bringing a car with them.