Summer in Adelaide Housing – The Village

Here are some general rules, tips, and expectations to help you become accustomed to your new home!


Housing Description: University of Adelaide Village

While classmates spend extended hours on campus to access the study resources they can’t replicate in other accommodation environments, Village residents benefit from the convenience of being able to return to the comfort of their accommodation environment to complete assignments and prepare for exams.

The Village offers residents access to free and unlimited WI-FI in all areas of the facility, a fully equipped computer room with connection from all bedrooms to a wireless printer located in the computer room which is supplied with both MAC and standard PC’s.

Dedicated study rooms with HD screens can be booked, free of charge, for quiet individual study or for group assignments.


This is a self catered option. Students will be responsible for their own meals. The Village is a  short five minute walk from The Village is Central Market where students can buy fresh and healthy market produce, including fruit, vegetables, meat and seafood. Located next to Central Market is Chinatown where residents can access an abundance of food options, mostly of Asian persuasion, from a variety of food courts, specialist supermarkets and affordable restaurants.

Keep your room and the common areas clean; this is especially important when you are sharing a bedroom, apartment, residence, or dormitory.

Utilities and use:

  • Utilities are included.
  • There are water restrictions throughout Australia, and short showers are expected. 
  • Students will need to be aware that internet is on a limited amount, so they should be aware of their downloads. If they go over the amount of data, students will have slow internet.The cap is quite high, but not enough to sustain constant downloading or streaming. 
  • Heating and air conditioning should be used sparingly. NEVER leave heating or air conditioning units while you are not home. If you must have them on when you are sleeping, keep them low.
  • Always turn off the lights when you leave the apartment and when you are not in the room.


The Village offers independent living in a supervised environment.

University staff and security personnel are available at the main reception desk located at the entrance to The Village, 24 hours per day, 7 days a week, to ensure the residential environment is kept safe and conducive to academic success at all times.

A sophisticated access control system offers peace of mind by ensuring that only registered occupants of The Village can gain entry to the facility or access to the accommodation precinct.

Security surveillance cameras installed throughout the common areas of the facility are monitored locally and by the security office on North Terrace campus.

  • You should lock the apartment/house/dorm door at all times. Also, when leaving, make sure the windows are closed and locked. Neither the study abroad company nor the housing company will not be responsible for any stolen items.
  • If the keys are left inside the apartment/bedroom and the locksmith has to open the door for the you, you will have to pay for this service.
  • It is strictly forbidden to throw any object or substance from windows, balconies, terraces or roofs. This includes keys, cigarette butts or anything else big or small.

Guests and Alcohol Policies:

  • Disrespectful behavior related to alcohol consumption will end up in dismissal from the housing and you will have to find your own housing at your own expense.
  • Smoking is not allowed anywhere inside the apartment.
  • The consumption of drugs, as well as keeping or dealing them, is absolutely prohibited.

Financial Liability:

  • You will have to pay for any damage done to the accommodation (doors, walls, floors, furniture, kitchen supplies, washing machine, etc.).
  • If extra time is needed to clean the apartment, or if items are damaged or missing, you will be charged and those charges will be deducted from your housing deposit. Housing deposits will be returned 8-12 weeks after the program has ended.

Helpful tips for living with other people:

  • Respect your hosts and the other people that live in the building.
  • Remember that you are not on a college campus and not in your own home. Respect the property and get out of the “college campus” mentality.
  • Talk to your roommates if they do something that bothers you. Talking it through is the easiest way to solve a small problem before it gets bigger.
  • Talk to the staff if a problem arises and you cannot work it out with your roommates.

Warning process:

  • If any of the above rules are broken, you will receive a first verbal warning. The second warning is written and will also be sent to your home school.
  • The third infraction of any of the above rules will result in you being evicted from your apartment. You will need to find a new place to live at your own expense. For a major breach of the above rules, such as taking or storing drugs could result in eviction without prior warning. CISabroad and the housing providers maintain the right to skip any of the warnings it the situation warrants. 
  • Please read through all of our behavior policies noted in the CISabroad Policy Handbook, linked inside of the attachment to your acceptance email.