College of Liberal Arts

English Language Center (ELC)


It is my pleasure to welcome you Towson University's English Language Center Program. We are working with a company called CORT that specializes in assisting international students with their move to Towson. To better serve your needs as you prepare to come to Towson University, I would like to introduce you to Chris Picarde, a Higher Education Specialist from CORT, who can assist you with every aspect of your move to Towson. His email address is


I have also attached an introductory flyer that better describes all the services he can assist with to ensure your transition to Towson University is smooth and as stress free as possible. He can assist with housing, furniture, getting set up with utilities, and anything else related to your move. 


Please take a moment to review the flyer and visit the website. You are welcome to contact him directly with any questions you may have regarding their services and costs. I believe you will find this most convenient as it will allow you to have just one very experienced contact person to address your needs.  



Lynda Mermell


Towson University English Language Center

Or if you prefer to find housing yourself:

Off-Campus Housing  Here is a list: off campus housing

Students who wish to live off campus can contact any of the apartment buildings listed below. 

Some students prefer to live off campus for these reasons:

  • Off campus housing is usually cheaper than on campus dormitories
  • Students can cook at home and eat more healthy foods.  They can also purchase meal plans or add dining points to their One Cards (ID cards)
  • Many apartments are close to campus
  • Shuttle bus provides transport to and from campus
  • TU police and the TU Escort Service are available to help students across campus  
  • International students can experience college life as American students do.
  • students gain valuable experiences in becoming independent and responsible
  • There is a greater opportunity to share space with a native speaker and therefor,e improve English faster

 Apartments within walking distance of campus:

University Village

Residential details
408 Campus View Drive
Towson, MD, 21285
tel: 410-583-0500


Donnybrook Apartments


7914 Knollwood Rd.

Towson, MD.

(866) 654-0977 FREE


Cardiff Hall East

8001 York Road
Towson, MD 21204
tel: 410-321-7212


10 W. Burke Ave.
Towson, MD 21204
tel: 410-324-8106


Lambeth House

200 Towsontown Court
Towson, MD 21204
tel: 410-296-3555


Towson Place Apartments

Apartment details
7736 Greenview Terrace
Towson, MD 21204
tel: 410-823-0733

A bit farther away, but on a bus route are:

Drumcastle Apartments
6306 Holly Lane
Towson, MD 21212
tel: 410-377-5100



Click here for more possibilities.  Many apartments are not furnished, but you can rent furniture from companies listed on this website.

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