International Student Housing Security

  • Helen Forbes-Mewett
Part of the Crime Prevention and Security Management book series (CPSM)


This chapter looks at the contemporary problem of housing large numbers of international students who have moved to a host country to undertake tertiary education. While additional student housing on or near campuses has become available over recent years, international students tend to choose cheaper options off-campus in private accommodation settings where their safety and security is at greater risk. Focussing on Australia, the United Kingdom and the United States of America, the chapter considers issues relating to finding and choosing accommodation. It also reveals the link between accommodation and international student security. The problems of alcohol consumption, domestic violence, poor treatment by landlords, and students subletting to other students are also discussed. The chapter confirms that safe and affordable housing is a key element of the new security.


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  • Helen Forbes-Mewett
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  1. 1.School of Social SciencesMonash UniversityMelbourneAustralia

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