Welcome, J-1 Exchange Students!
This section of the website is intended to be used by non-degree seeking international
exchange students attending the University of Memphis for one semester or one academic
year. In order to apply as an exchange student, please search for the "University
of Memphis" program under the Incoming Programs section of the website. Once you access
the University of Memphis program page, you will need to click "Apply Now" in order
to begin the application process. You can access the program page here.
Living in Memphis
There is so much to do and see in Memphis! Such as...
- Annual events to attend like Memphis in May, The Beale Street Music Festival, The
Delta Fair, various International and art events, and more!
- Historic museums to tour such as the Sun Studio, Pink Palace Museum, Memphis Brooks
Museum of Art, National Civil Rights Museum, Memphis Rock n' Soul Museum, Graceland,
- Be a fan on Memphis sports and watch the Memphis Grizzlies NBA Basketball Team, Memphis
Redbirds Baseball Team, and many other teams play!
- Visit the parks, gardens or zoo on a nice day such as Mud Island Park, Memphis Zoo,
Shelby Farms, and more!
- Watch a play at the famous Orpheum Theater, or see an Opera of Symphony at many of
the other theaters around Memphis.
The Department of Intensive English for Internationals has an informative website
about living in Memphis that you can access here.
Living on Campus
The Carpenter Complex offers single students the chance to live in apartment or townhouse
style accommodations. Wireless Internet service, cable and utilities are included
in the rent. Convenient parking, landscaped grounds, private rooms and apartment amenities
differentiate Carpenter Complex from traditional residence halls. Carpenter Complex
is unique in that it operates year round. The contract for Carpenter Complex is an
extended contract, so students may have access to their unit during times break periods.
Contact the Residence Life and Dining Services Office for more details.
International House: Limited spaces are available in the International House, which is a living/learning
community that allows international students, exchange students and Americans to live
and learn together. The International House is located within the Carpenter Complex.
We strongly recommend that students apply for Carpenter Complex housing because it
is the only on-campus dormitory that offers extended stay, (i.e. open during fall
break, spring break, holidays, etc.) If you choose to stay in a different facility, you will be kicked out of the dorms
during any official school holidays or breaks. Please go here for a virtual tour of the Carpenter Complex Housing Facility.
All students are responsible for paying their student housing fees. Full payment for
your room is due at the time of arrival. Please visit our Bursar’s office when you
arrive to arrange payment for your room. If you cannot pay your rent in full for the
semester, you need to ask the Bursar to put you on an “installment plan.” This will
allow you to pay your rent over time. There is a charge for this plan. For more information
please see: http://bf.memphis.edu/finance/bursar/installment.php. Please check with your credit card company prior to coming to the US to make sure
you can make a payment for the entire sum of your housing.