English Language Institute

Center for International Education


Housing

*Disclaimer: ELI students must find their own housing and must be aware of each facilities’ contract agreements. Housing may involve paying a security deposit and it is important to make sure the lease agreement isn’t broken for the length of time you plan to stay.

ELI recommends living close to campus to take advantage of many cultural, social, and language benefits. Students who live close to campus have more opportunities to engage in campus activities, make new friends from the US and around the world, and in return help improve their language learning.

University Housing

Private Apartments

Students who choose to live on campus must read the contract carefully. Also, there is no university family housing. For more information and instructions on how to apply, visit the University Housing Website.

Please be advised that the English Language Institute is not responsible for the content of any third-party websites listed below. Information on third party websites may change at any time without notice.

General information regarding off-campus housing can be found at Off-Campus Housing UTK.

Students can enjoy these benefits by living in university housing:

  • Within walking distance of campus
  • Near bus and trolley routes
  • Roommate can be found for you
  • Utilities, Internet, furniture included
  • Often coupled with a university meal plan
Students can enjoy these benefits of living in an apartment close to campus:

  • Within walking distance of campus
  • May be near bus or trolley route
  • Some apartments offer shuttle service, but pay attention to shuttle schedule times
  • Can choose roommates (ELI recommends finding an American roommate or living with someone who speak a different language)
  • No need to leave or move during university breaks

ELI does not offer home-stays.

Many housing options are close to campus and bus routes. To check bus routes and schedules, visit the Knoxville Area Transit (KAT) website.


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