Accommodation and all meals will be in John XXIII College, a residential college of the ANU. All students have private rooms and self-service laundry facilities are available. Staff and students stay together in John XXIII College, and the NMSS is virtually a 24-hour a day commitment. By the end of the program, students regard the staff as their friends and colleagues, and there is no doubt that the NMSS leads to many lifelong personal and professional friendships among the students.