Go Global Residential Learning Community

Themed learning communities provide a supportive atmosphere for residents who share common interests. These communities cultivate personal growth through academic and social programming. Your decision to live in one of these exciting communities will impact you for the rest of your life.

3 students studying together
aerial photo of housing

The Go Global Housing Community allows returned study abroad students, international exchange students, and ESL students from all over the world to live with and learn from one another. Here, international students practice speaking English, engage in cultural exchange, and learn about Chattanooga and the American South. International students live with American students minoring or majoring in foreign languages or international relations.


If you are interested in this opportunity, contact the ESL Coordinator at esl@utc.edu. 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. Find more information about the apartments here: http://www.utc.edu/housing/apartments/stophel.php

 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 $775 declining balance fund that can be used at any of the dining facilities or grocery stores on campus). More information about UTC dining facilities: UTC Dining Locations

You will pay a $25 application fee upon completing your housing application.You will also have to pay a $400 pre-payment to secure your housing. All other housing fees are due at registration.

UTC Housing will send you an email with instructions on how to pay the $400 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.