The Applied Language Institute


students walking outside of Oak St. dorms

The Applied Language Institute provides attractive housing options while you study: homestays, residence halls, and apartment-style living.


  • Stay with an American family
  • Improve your English outside the classroom
  • Live the American culture
  • Homestay application and $50 fee required. Apply here
    • Fill out the Homestay application form and return to the ALI

Cost: $700 per month including two meals per day, $500 per month with no meals

Cost includes:

  • Private bedroom
  • Breakfast and evening meal

UMKC Residence Hall - Dormitories

  • Stay in a hall with other American and international students
  • Meals are included – many meal plan options
  • Private or shared rooms and bathrooms
  • Cost varies depending on the room and meal plan
  • See for more details

Cost: From $1,125 to $1,365 per month*

On Campus – UMKC Apartment-Style Living

  • Stay in an apartment building with other university students, faculty, and staff
  • Fully furnished with kitchens, living rooms, and great community amenities
  • Choose from 1-, 2- or 4-bedroom apartments (cost varies)
  • Open to all ages
  • Cook the meals you like or buy a meal plan. View meal plans here
  • See for more details

Cost: From $716 to $917 per month (without meals)*

Off-Campus Housing

Other housing may be available near campus, but cannot be assigned through UMKC.

*Please see the housing cost Web site for the most accurate price information for residence halls and on-campus apartments.

Live in Kansas City!

Many housing options

Live on a centrally located campus or with an American family

Enjoy free campus activities

Contact Info

Applied Language Institute
5301 Rockhill Road
Kansas City, MO 64110
Phone: 816.235.1233
Fax: 816.235.5437
Hours: Monday – Friday,
8 am – 4 pm