I have to pay for my apartment but the company I work for sent everything up for me. I didn't even have to look for a place. That is one of the good sides of working for a dispatch company. They helped me set up all my utilities, get my apartment, and other incidentals.
Ha ha, lucky. I had to do everything myself. I would have been totally screwed had I not had the good fortune of sitting next to a guy on the plane over who basically lived in the same area and let me stay with him for a bit.
I have heard it was extremely unusual that my company didn't set me up with any of that stuff, but until I'm out of their employ, which should be pretty soon, I'll remain mum about who they are. But in other words, they seem to be one of the worst dispatch companies and thus one to avoid working for.
The only thing the refused to help me with was get a phone and internet...which completely blew my mind! Two critical things when living on the other side of the world and having no contact with the outside world. Fortunatly, NTT and Softbank have awesome customer service and I was set up in no time. I never did a good answer on why they refused to help us...