HOUSING OPTIONS IN TUSCALOOSA, ALABAMA FOR ELI UA ENGLISH STUDENTSStudents at the English Language Institute may choose to live in University residence halls on the University of Alabama campus or in off-campus housing, such as private apartments.
Students at the English Language Institute are eligible to live in the same on-campus housing that is available to all students at UA.
Students at the English Language Institute may choose to live in University residence halls on the University of Alabama campus. Living on campus in University residence halls is convenient because it gives ELI students excellent opportunities to interact with American students and to participate in campus activities.
We strongly recommend that you complete the housing application before you arrive, although you may still live in on-campus housing if you do not apply before arriving at UA. Be prepared to have other accommodations while your housing assignment is being processed.
Here you can see more information about housing on campus: https://housing.sa.ua.edu/incoming-residents/
Students can look for their own place to live.
Off-campus housing is available. Some students prefer to look for apartments or rooms on their own. The ELI does not provide services to find accommodations
Here you can see more information about housing off-campus: https://offcampushousing.sa.ua.edu/
Transportation Birmingham Airport to Tuscaloosa
Most students choose to arrive in Alabama through the Birmingham Airport (BHM), which is the closest airport to Tuscaloosa and The University of Alabama (one hour by car).
The ELI UA arranges transporation for its students from the airport in Birmingham, Alabama (BHM) to the UA campus in Tuscaloosa on the two days before the start of each session and on the day after the end of each session. ELI-sponsored airport transportation is much less expensive than other public means of airport transportation.
ELI PICK-UP SERVICE (official arrival days only–contact ELI office for reservation) Times: 2:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. on each official arrival day
Cost: $25 per person
Meeting Place: Baggage claim area (1st floor of the airport) You will be taken to the Super 8 Motel in Tuscaloosa or, if possible, to your assigned residence hall (students must have applied for and received a housing assignment and arrive in Tuscaloosa before 7:00 p.m.).
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Get in Touch with one of our representativesDo you have any question? Would you like to receive more information about these programs? Contact a representative. Vive Campus is an official representative of the English Language Institute at University of Alabama. We can help you with the entire enrollment process.