Info For International Students at Latitude


Welcome to Raleigh!

Hey there! Welcome to Raleigh, North Carolina. Studying abroad is an experience like no other. The opportunity to discover new worlds and cultures gives you a new perspective on life. North Carolina State University is home to a diverse student body, hosting students from over 100 different countries. At Latitude, we want to make your time over here as invigorating as possible. It doesn’t matter if it’s your first time in the United States or your hundredth, we want to serve as a resource for every student who stays in our Raleigh apartments. Look out below for answers to questions most international students may have:

How do you get to Latitude from the Raleigh airport?

If you are flying into the Raleigh-Durham International Airport, Uber is a car service that can pick you up straight from the airport and drop you off right at the doors of Latitude Hillsborough. With traffic, you will be looking at a 15 to 20-minute ride to our Raleigh apartments.

Where do you go in Raleigh to get US currency?

Fortunately for you, Raleigh-Durham Airport is an International airport and has currency exchange options. However, if your in a rush to get to our rejuvenating compound, you can always go 10 minutes away to Wells Fargo Bank to exchange any of your currency.

Where do you go in Raleigh to open up a US bank account?

Let Wells Fargo Bank be your right hand for all your financial needs while in Raleigh, North Carolina. Not only can you exchange your currency here, but you can also open a bank account to keep your funds safe.

Where in Raleigh do you go to get a US cell phone plan?

To avoid those costly international phone bills while you're in the United States, look to retailers such as AT&T and Verizon. These two companies are the best options for international students looking to get a cell phone in the US network. When looking at phone companies make sure to consider the length of your phone contact, how many minutes and messages you’ll get, and if there are any specials going on for students in general.

Where in Raleigh do you shop for household items?

Although your new apartment will be fully-furnished with quality appliances, bedroom, and living room furniture. Check our places such as Walmart and Target for decorations and smaller appliances that will make your apartment as stylish as you.

Where in Raleigh do you go to shop for groceries?

Minutes away from our Raleigh apartments, you can find two popular grocery stores:

What is there to do for fun in Raleigh?

Although there is always something to do at Latitude, adventure awaits just outside our doors. Explore Raleigh and seek out any and everything it has to offer. Visit the North Carolina Museum of Art or the Museum of Natural Sciences for exhibits that will blow you away. Adjust your sails and explore JC Raulston Arboretum for 10-acres of a garden retreat. Be Spontaneous, you can always find something in Raleigh.

Where do you go if you need healthcare?

In the U.S. know that you can always dial ‘911’ in an emergency, and you will be connected to an emergency operator. On-Campus, for any of your student health needs know that you can always visit or call the Student Health Services. Off-campus Next Care Urgent Care and WakeMed Raleigh Urgent Care are also available for your convenience.

How do international students qualify for an apartment at Latitude?

To qualify for our Raleigh apartments at Latitude on Hillsborough you will need the following:

  • Copy of Passport
  • Copy of I-20
  • Last Month’s Rent
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