Villa International



Atlanta, Georgia
33 Rooms, Private and Shared
All neighbors from around the world welcome
About Us

A Welcoming Home for International Guests in the Heart of Atlanta, Georgia

Villa International is a 33-room residence founded in 1967 as a “home away from home” for international guests in Atlanta. Villa offers short-term housing for those looking for a friendly and affordable place to stay. Since our doors opened in 1972, we have hosted over 27,000 residents from 179 countries.  

Located adjacent to the Emory University campus, our residents are primarily international researchers at the Centers for Disease Control and the Rollins School of Public Health at Emory.  Many others, such as public health professionals of all varieties, interning doctors, students, and seminarians, have also called Villa home during their stay in Atlanta. 

Shared Room featuring two beds

Shared Room

Shared rooms are larger and contain 2-3 single beds and an attached bathroom. Each person has his or her own desk and dresser.

Small Room

Small Private Room

Small rooms have two single beds and one dresser. Also included is a private, en suite bathroom.

Room 31

Large Private Room

Private rooms are available and include two single beds, two dressers and an en suite bathroom. 

Photo of family room with two beds and a bunk bed

Family Accommodations

Villa welcomes families with children of all ages. Family rooms include two single beds, attached bathroom, small table and one set of bunk beds.

A warm and welcoming place to stay in Atlanta

Make Your Reservation Today!

Rooms fill quickly and sometimes months in advance. Fill out your reservation today.

What you Get

Amenities, Services, & Transportation

Free WiFi
Stay up to 6 months
Free Parking
Community/Shared kitchen
International Community
Free Use of Washer and Dryer in guest laundry
Pool table, ping-pong table, board games, piano, guitar, and TV in living room
Social activities-meet and greet, movie nights, holiday gatherings, parties, etc.
Short walking distance from Emory University & the Centers for Disease Control
Local volunteers take Villa guests once or twice a week to local stores/shops
On Emory Shuttle Bus, as well as MARTA bus line which links directly to Lindbergh Train Station (leading to the Airport) and to Emory Village

Guest Reviews

It’s an amazing accommodation for students and workers from all around the world! It’s located right next to Emory Village and CDC. It’s very affordable, the staff and landlords are super kind. They provide you with everything you need! A library, a laundry room, a kitchen, etc…Volunteers offer daily rides to grocery stores and other places when you gotta run some errands. Also, they offer free room service once a week! All in all it’s the perfect place when you have to stay far far away from home. The international and multi cultural experience I made there was unforgettable. I’d give 6 out of 5 stars! 


It has been great to stay with you. You made my 6 months go by like nothing and I consider you my second family. Villa really is a home away from home! I will miss you all so much! Keep the spirit of the place the same.

Anna Rustler

I wanted to thank you for making my short stay in the states a memorable experience. I got to know so many beautiful souls at Villa that gave me unfadeable memories. Inna, Katie and Rebecca, thanks for everything you did to make this place my home away from home. Gonna miss everything about this warm Villa.

Amira Salim Abdelmenam Salim

A home away from home… Such a unique place to arrive to when one is coming from abroad to work at the CDC. The Villa family has made my experience in Atlanta a blessing and has helped me relax outside of work and connect with others who were also away from home.

Margot Charette

Being an international student might be really hard at the beginning; we have a lot to assimilate: the new country, different language, and new routine and new people. Villa International offers an environment that helps us to surpass all these things. When I first came, I did not have big expectations about the place; for me it was more the convenience of being at a place near Emory University and with affordable price. It was also the only one that replied to my emails. I could not be more wrong: Villa was beyond that! It was a full experience of life concentrated in a 6-month period. Here I met people from the whole world, from countries that I never imagined one day to meet. Here I learned about cultures, religions, habits, about people and their histories, here I could improve myself and be a better person. Villa is a community, a place where you can feel good and happy being a part of, where everyone is prompt to help one another.  In Brazil we used to say that home is where our heart is; well, Villa is a home that I have, even if I am not there anymore. All the friends that I have made I will carry for my life.

Mateus Vailant Thomazella

It was a great priviledge to meet you and spend time at the villa. My family felt loved and welcome. As we settle into this new environment, we welcome you to our new home whenever you can. I am sure we shall keep meeting at Villa becasue that will always be our first home! A special thanks to the Villa great and caring staff team! You guys are simply amazing!

Andreas Nshala

Villa International is an ideal place for anyone who needs to work or study for a longer or shorter time at Emory University or at CDC or any other place close to these institutions. The rent is not expensive, we do our own cooking, the volunteers help you for the transportation and for the tourist outings (Dahlonega, etc). I particularly appreciated the friendliness that makes you forget that you are far from home and your family.

Ramamonjisoa Andriamahenina