Still scrambling to find summer housing in Cambridge? While PRISE and Harvard Summer School participants can snag on-campus rooms, others aren't so lucky. But not to fear—Craigslist isn't the only path to housing still available. You have plenty of choices, but they're filling up fast. Secure your spot at one of these great options soon.
Rooms: Apartments (double, triple, and quad rooms) and suites (single and double bedrooms)
Directions to Harvard: Take the Red Line from Downtown Crossing.
Housing is available for non-BU students participating in a summer internship or academic research program in the area.
Rooms: Apartment-style multiple-occupancy bedrooms (no singles)
Directions to Harvard: Take the Green Line from Boston University East.
Despite the less-than-classy "Animal House" connotations, living in a frat house is probably the cheapest and most social option for college students in the summer.
Rooms: Singles through quints, depending on the fraternity. Kitchen and laundry room use usually included.
Rates: $1200-2200 for the summer
Directions to Harvard: Locations throughout Cambridge and Boston.
This program organizes homestays with host families throughout Boston. While it was originally targeted toward international students learning English, college students who will be in Boston for the summer are also accepted.
Rooms: Private bedrooms in residential homes
Rates: $650-$825/month, plus one-time enrollment fee of $195-$295 depending on duration of stay
Directions to Harvard: Locations vary, but all homes are within a ten minutes' walking distance of public transportation.