Go Global Residential Learning Community

Themed Learning Communities provide a unique atmosphere for residents who share common interests and cultivate an environment that supports personal growth through academic and social programming. Your decision to live in one of these exciting communities will make an impact on you for the rest of your life.

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"Go Global!" allows UTC students to live with and learn from returning UTC international exchange students and new international exchange or ESL students from all over the world. Here, students will be able to practice speaking English, foster appreciation and respect for other cultures, and learn from other UTC students about Chattanooga and "The South". International students live with UTC students minoring or majoring in foreign languages, or international relations. 
If interested in this opportunity, contact the ESL Coordinator through the staff link at the top of the page. Make sure you read our Q&A section below for more information.

Please contact the ESL Coordinator. We'll share the application instructions with you.

International students are housed in Stophel Apartments or UC Foundation Apartments. An apartment consists of 4 private bedrooms and 2 shared bathrooms. 

More information about the apartments here:



You will live in the Go Global Community with both American and international students. International students live and learn from returning UTC international exchange students and other new international students from all over the world. 


The rate per semester is $3,600.00 per semester per student. There is also a $25 application fee when you apply for housing.

All residents are also automatically enrolled in a meal plan (a $750 declining balance fund that can be used at any of the dining facilities and grocery stores on campus). 

More information about UTC dining facilities: https://utc.campusdish.com/Locations.aspx

You will pay $25 application fee upon completing your housing application.

You will also have to pay a $225 pre-payment to secure your housing. All other housing fees are due at registration.

UTC Housing will send you an email with instructions how to pay the $225 pre-payment fee. Your UTC account (Mocs account) will be charged for the rest. Click here for more on how to make payments.

 The ESL Coordinator will give you the early move in date. You can usually arrive a day or two before the International Student Orientation Day.
 No, it is not. You can live off campus but you will have to find accommodation on your own.