- ISP Homestay - College homestay partner
- International Collegiate Residence of San Mateo (ICR) - Student housing located on the site of Best Western hotel. Conveniently located in San Mateo next to shopping centers and restaurants with free shuttle service to the college.
- No car, No problem - Find apartments near public transportation. Enter your location and destination as College of San Mateo.
- Student Housing Assistance - College of San Mateo list of off-campus housing
- Craigslist - Online classified advertising
- Bay Terrace Apartments - Apartment complex in San Mateo (near Marina Plaza shopping center) that rents to international students
- Hillsdale Gardens - Apartment complex in San Mateo (near the Hillsdale Mall) that rents to international students
- Cort - Provides furniture rental packages and housing information for students living off-campus.
- Ikea - Sells ready-to-assemble furniture at great prices.
- Student Insurance - College recommended health insurance provider.
- SamTrans - Public bus transportation. CSM is served by bus routes the 250, the 260, and the 294.
- Caltrain - Local railway system on the San Francisco-Peninsula area.
- Clipper - The all-in-one transit card that keeps track of any passes, discount tickets, ride books and cash value that you load onto it. Used for travel on samTrans and Caltrain.
- SuperShuttle - Cheaper alternative to taking a taxi from the airport. CSM cannot provide airport pick-up.
- Student Visa Video (EN) - Helpful video produced by the U.S. embassy in Vietnam showing an F-1 visa interview.
- USCIS - Homepage to the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services website.
- Visa Wait Times - For interview appointments and processing.
- Arrival Form I-94 - Customs Border Patrol has automated the I-94 process. Use this link to print-out your I-94.
- Foreign Transcript Evaluation - For admissions purposes we will accept an English translation of your transcripts. If you would like credit of your work to apply to an Associate degree at College of San Mateo, please visit the Foreign Transcript Evaluation website.