The apartments utilized by the FU-BEST program are located about 30-45 minutes by bus and metro from the program site. This is not at all unusual, since German (and more generally, European) universities tend to be commuter-student institutions. The apartments are single-occupancy studio apartments, each one with one living room/bedroom, a bathroom and a fully equipped kitchen. Pillows, blankets, and sheets are provided for the dual-use couch-beds; participants must bring their own towels, an alarm-clock, and other personal items. Each apartment also contains a TV-set and a coffee-maker. There is an on-site laundry room with washers and dryers; tokens are bought at the office of the manager (Hausmeister). Participants opting for apartment housing are required to submit credit card information as security deposit. The apartments do not feature telephone or internet connections; a cost-effective wireless internet connection can be purchased directly by each participant at his/her own expense at a nearby office/shop, using information provided by the program. Most participants buy a cell phone once they are in Berlin. The FU-BEST program assumes no responsibility for telephone or internet connections in the apartments.