Host Families: may be available for Advanced Category contestants who are traveling on their own from outside of California. If you would like to be considered for a host family, please indicate as such on your application and you will be contacted by the housing chair after your application has been accepted. Host families are available on a first come first served basis and not guaranteed. 

International House: Built in a dormitory style, and located within walking distance from the Trianon Theatre, the International House offers accommodations for contestants 18 years or older, traveling alone or with no more than two companions.  Participants can book a stay at International House in a shared room for the full ten days. The cost for up to ten days is a $250 non-refundable fee per person and includes linen.  Reservations will be confirmed and held upon receipt of payment.  The International House has two pianos for use of I-House residents only during prescribed times.  Practice time can be booked with staff upon arrival. For more information, please visit

San Jose State University Dorm Rooms and Apartments:  There are one-bedroom efficiency apartments and dorm rooms available within walking distance to the competition site.  The apartments are available to contestants who are 18 years or older, and contestants under the age of 18 provided an adult stays in the room. To stay in a dorm room or apartment, please use the online booking site.  Feel free to call 408 795-5672 should you have any questions.  Weekly rates start at $195 for 7 nights ($28 per night) for double occupancy.    

All Other Reservations:  All contestants and visitors are free to make whatever arrangements they like.  For other options, please visit