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Living in Baltimore

When you study at CCBC, you obtain a quality education and priceless cultural experiences.

Our ideal setting in Baltimore County places you right in the heart of the country’s bustling Northeast corridor. CCBC’s campuses are located just a short drive from Washington D.C., Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, and downtown Baltimore.

The basics

Weather

In Baltimore the weather is generally moderate. The average annual temperature is 55.1 degrees Fahrenheit. High temperatures occur in July and average in the mid to upper 80s. Low temperatures occur in January when it averages in the low to mid 20s.

The average rainfall in Maryland is 40.76 inches, which peaks in July and August when thunderstorms average once every five days. The average snowfall is 20.6 inches, ranging from 10 inches on the lower Eastern Shore to 110 inches in Garrett County.

Housing

CCBC does not offer housing or dormitories on any of our campuses. International students need to arrange for housing accommodations on their own. Fortunately, there are apartments or flats near every campus. Learn where to search and find out what steps to take to rent an apartment »

Transportation

In Baltimore, public transportation isn’t nearly as developed as it is in most cities in Europe or Asia. If you plan to rely on public transportation, consider your transportation options when you choose your housing. Some students find it easiest to live within walking distance of the college. Others choose to live near a transportation hub so they can avoid making connections. Find out more about your transportation options »

Banking

We recommend you open a bank account in Baltimore as soon as possible. A checking account is the type of bank account that is most useful. It allows you to deposit your money and then write checks against the balance. You can also use an ATM (automated teller machine) card to access funds in your checking account. Find out what documents you should bring to the bank to open your account »

International Student Clubs - Get Involved!

Group of international students posing outside with their flags

And don’t forget to get involved on campus! It’s one of the best ways to make the most out of your time in the U.S. The clubs and activities at CCBC give you opportunities to make friends, sharpen your English communication skills and learn more about American culture. We recommend starting with these: