Resources for J-1 Scholars

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 visit the OIS office during our daily walk-in hours (from 1 PM to 2:45 PM) or make an appointment with one of the OIS advisors (call 919-515-2961 or email We are happy to help you any way we can!

Housing for Scholars
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.
Learn 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 and 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.