With more than two centuries of history, the University of Carolina of the North in Chapel Hill (UCN-Chapel Hill) can be considered the oldest public university of the United States, offering from its origins an excellent formation to those students who, later, they would become important figures of the state and even of the country.
Among its academic offer, there is a great variety of programs and studies, many of which have great international prestige. It is considered one of the best public universities in the country and has a wide variety of thematic libraries and research centers, in which students successfully complete their studies and research with the help of the best professionals.
The UCN-Chapel Hill stands out for its educational quality, diversity and international presence. Their study programs have an innovative design with a permanent renewal and their students have the possibility to attend as exchange students to educational institutions of more than 70 countries.
But not everything has to be studying, and as a good American university, UCN-Chapel Hill has around 550 student associations and its own sports team, the Tar Heel Athletics, responsible for defending the colors of the institution in sports competitions soccer, baseball, basketball, golf, tennis and rugby. For his ranks have been athletes of the likes of Michael Jordan and Marion Jones. The sports facilities in which the teams compete are also first class.
UCN-Chapel Hill is fully aware of the importance of the place of residence for students during their formative years, so the Housing & Residential Education Department offers multiple accommodation options for students to live on campus. In total, the university has 32 residences and more than 8,500 rooms.
Due to the importance given to the accommodation, students in the first grade must live on campus. When they apply for their place they can choose the residence they prefer to live in, but then they will enter a lottery to determine who chooses first, so they may not be assigned the one they prefer. They also have the option of being part of the Residential Learning program, which involves students in academic activities at the residences.
On the other hand, postgraduate students have the option of living in apartment-type residences within the campus. To do so, they must apply for their place through the My Housing platform.
Exchange students can also request accommodation on campus, but obtaining them is subject to availability. The request must also be made through the My Housing platform.
LANGUAGES FOR FOREIGNERS
The Writing Center of the UCN-Chapel Hill offers different resources for students who need to improve their level of English:
Mini-courses. They are free courses of several weeks in which different linguistic skills are worked on. They are open to all students of the university, but places are limited and postgraduates have a preference.
You can form your own group or register in the Writing Center to join an existing one..
Groups of oral expression. They are the same as the writing groups, but in this case it seeks to improve oral expression.
Workshops They are one-day sessions that deal with various topics related to the language. They do not require registration and are open to all students