Simply International is a company that helps students to find apartments and dormitories in Austin. Here is some information about Simply International and the services they offer. If you want to know more, visit their website: simplyinternational.com/
Their placement service is FREE; they are paid by the apartments and dormitories they work with.
They offer a variety of different types of living situations, at different prices.
They can arrange for airport pickup for when you arrive in Austin.
They supply things such as furniture, bed linens and pillows, towels, pots for cooking as well as utensils and dishes.
They can arrange places with meal plans or English-speaking roommates if these are things you would like to have.
If you have a problem with your apartment or dormitory, they will deal with the problem for you.
They give you ONE bill for rent, utilities and renters' insurance. This means that you do not have to set up all of the different accounts and pay expensive deposits for each one.
They provide resources to help you set up an American bank account, find a cell phone provider, find the nearest grocery store, and anything else you may need.
When you are leaving Austin, they will help you with move-out cleanup, furniture pickup and utility cancellation.
They do NOT do placements in hotels, coops or hostels.