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Living In The United States

You will find a variety of practical resources to help you get settled here at NC State University. We hope you have a fruitful and enjoyable time here. To enhance your cultural experience, please feel free to take part in the OIS Programs

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the OIS office (call 919-515-2961 or email or make a virtual appointment with one of the OIS advisors. Information for appointments and our virtual drop-in advising sessions can be found here. We are happy to help you any way we can!

There are a number of short-term and long-term housing options for you around the NC State campus. Please find a list of resources and helpful websites to aide you in your search as well as tips on what to be mindful of when renting in the U.S.
Visit our website for a brief overview about how to get a driver’s license and other shared drive options.
Buses, trains, and bikes. See more information about means of transportation on campus and around the city.
Health & Safety
More information on health care and how to stay safe during your stay in Raleigh. Specific information on health insurance requirements for Scholars is available here.  
Things to do in Raleigh
Learn about all that Raleigh has to offer in entertainment, restaurants, arts and culture.
Campus and Library Tours
As a student and a scholar at NC State, innumerable resources are at your disposal. A good way to learn about the various resources open to you and to learn a bit about the university’s history is to schedule a campus tour.  Tours will show you all the campus “hotspots,” while explaining available services.

The library system at NC State is certainly something of note. While at NC State, you will find the D.H. Hill library, the James B. Hunt Jr. library, the Harrye B. Lyons Design library, the Natural Resources Library and the Veterinary Medicine Library to be central to your study.  Whether in the computer labs, studying in the book stacks or practicing a presentation in one of many group study rooms, the library tours will also help to introduce you to key campus resources. To know more about the library system at NC State, take a virtual tour or schedule a visit.