ISLU offers accommodation either at the university dormitory or with a Russian family (a "home stay").
In the dormitory, all international students reside in the International Wing. The housing available consists of four rooms with shared kitchen and bathroom facilities. Every room is fully furnished, including refrigerator, TV, wardrobe, some shelves and bedding. There is a washing machine and kitchen-ware. The student dormitory is situated some 15-20 minutes bus ride from the University. (Costs. See Non-tuition costs).
Staying with a Russian family generally arranged through the International Relations Office. This kind of housing is more preferable if you want to immerse yourself more in the language and daily culture. Although you will have your own room and share a bathroom and kitchen with a host family. (Costs. See Non-tuition costs).
Accommodation fees are not included in tuition fees and should be paid in cash in Irkutsk.