This list is provided as a service to students, and does not constitute an endorsement of the properties by the Myrtle Beach ISOP, nor is it a complete list.

Avoiding Scams

Many students have found housing on, a popular website for housing and other services with local pages.  Craigslist recommends that you follow the following tips to avoid would-be scammers:

Deal locally with folks you can meet in person.
Never wire funds via Western Union, Moneygram, or other wire service – anyone who asks you to do so is likely a scammer.
Craigslist is not involved in any transaction, and does not handle payments, provide escrow, buyer protection or seller certification.
Never give out financial information (bank account number, social security number, eBay/PayPal info, etc.)
Do not rent housing sight-unseen – that amazing rental may not exist.
Do not submit to credit or background checks until you have met the landlord/agent in person.

If you have any problems with your housing accommodation, please contact your sponsor immediately.  The U.S. State Department J1 Visa Emergency Hotline may also be reached 24-hours at (866)283-9090.