Housing and Meals

Homestay | Campus Dormitory | Off-Campus Housing | Hotel

Homestay - Experience life with an American host

  • Includes breakfast and dinner each day (students provide their own lunch)
  • Private bedroom; linens and bedding are provided
  • Transportation to and from the university for classes each day
  • Fully furnished home
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Program Option Cost*
Summer Session $2257
5-Week $2127
8-Week $3015

Full Semester


*Housing and meal costs are approximate. 

Campus Dormitory - Convenient, carefree on-campus living

  • Only available for summer and full semester programs
  • Housing application deadlines:
    • May 1 for fall semester
    • Oct. 1 for spring semester
    • Email to request on-campus housing
  • Apartment-style dormitory housing with shared bathroom, living room, and kitchen
  • Private or shared bedroom
  • Fully furnished (bed, desk, drawers, table, chairs, couch)
  • Linen packet provided (bed sheets, blankets, and bath towel)
  • Does not include kitchen ware or bathroom furnishings
  • A meal plan is required for on-campus students, but various options are available.
Dates and costs for programs
Program Option Housing Cost Meal Cost Total Cost*
Summer Session $828 $275–$513 $1103–$1341

Full Semester

$3500–$4500 $2000 $5500–$6500

*Housing and meal costs are approximate.

Off-Campus Housing - Independent college student living

  • Private furnished bedroom
  • Private bathroom
  • Does not include linens (sheets, pillow, blanket, towels), kitchen ware, or bathroom furnishings (waste basket, shower curtain, etc.)
  • UNCW off-campus housing website

We are happy to recommend apartments close to campus! If you are interested in renting an off-campus apartment, contact the ELC Program.


Recommended only for students who do not wish to live with a host family during a short-term session.
Extended Stay American Hotel (extended stay rate available)
Staybridge Suites (extended stay rate available)