Some students live in shared apartments. The apartments are all over the city and have private bedrooms and shared common rooms. Living in a shared apartment can provide a great opportunity to meet other students. Some students live in private apartments, shared with up to five German, international, or USAC students. Rental apartments generally provide everything except towels, so you should plan to bring them with you or purchase them upon arrival.
Many students live with German families. Daily breakfast plus one meal a week will be provided and in addition, students will have kitchen privileges to prepare their own meals. In some placements, students may be able to share meals with the host family for an additional fee. Every family has its own style: the transitions between private and public spaces, sharing of family life and meals will be fluid and vary from household to household. Due to summer holidays, many families are not in Lüneburg during summertime; therefore, availability of homestays during the summer program is limited.
The dining commons at the university is available to all students and is reasonably priced. All housing options are located within commuting distance of USAC classes. The city has an excellent system of public transportation, available at no cost with your Leuphana University Lüneburg student identification card. Many students choose to buy an inexpensive bicycle upon arrival and sell it at the end of the term.
Note that Summer Session II occurs during the local semester break; during this time many students travel or work outside of Lüneburg, and some rooms of the shared apartments or student accommodation may be empty.