Info For International Students at Uncommon


Welcome to Wilmington!

Well hello there future Uncommoner! Welcome to Wilmington, North Carolina! Studying abroad can be a getaway and retreat from the norm of life. We know you will probably have some questions, and we are thrilled to answer them. Where could you go for medicine? Is there transportation close? Where could you go for groceries? Trust us, the team at our Wilmington apartments is here to help. Check out the frequently asked questions most international students may have below: 

How do you get to the property from the airport?

We want to ensure you that getting from the airport to our Wilmington apartments won’t be difficult. There are two reliable services such as Uber and the Wilmington Taxi & Car services that could get you to Uncommon Wilmington in 15 minutes or less from the Wilmington International Airport.

Where do you go to get US currency?

For your convenience you can exchange your currency for U.S. currency at the Wilmington International Airport.

Where can you open a US bank account?

We know you want to hit the ground running, but before that, make sure you have the funds to do so. First Citizens Bank and Wells Fargo are two good places to open a US bank account while you are at Uncommon Wilmington for ease with all of your transactions.

Where do you go to get a US phone?

To avoid over-spending on phone bills, check out companies that are minutes away from our Wilmington apartments. You can find Sprint and AT&T less than 7 minutes away.

Where do you go to shop for household items?

Although your apartment comes fully furnished, we know you’ll need decorations to make your apartment as bold as you are. For smaller appliances, decorations, and home goods you can visit Walmart and Target for any necessities you may need.

Where do you go to shop for groceries?

Our Wilmington apartments are close to grocery stores that have healthy, organic, vegan, gluten free, and many other options that benefit you. Food Lion and Walmart are grocery locations that also double as a pharmacy for your personal and health needs.

Where do you go/what do you do for fun?

Apartment complexes in Wilmington NC couldn’t compare to what Uncommon can offer you! But if you are itching to explore, kick on some flip-flops, swim wear, and a tank top and head out to see what Wilmington can offer you. Some fun and historic places to go are listed below:

Where do you go for health care?

At Uncommon we make sure to take your health and safety seriously. In case of an emergency, in the United States you can always dial “911” and be connected to an emergency operator. For any other issues, check-ups, or non-emergencies you can visit or call Fast Med Urgent Care. Abrons Student Health Center at UNCW is also a good resource on-campus for medical and pharmacy services.

How do you qualify for an apartment?

As an international student, we make the application uncommonly easy. To qualify for an apartment at Uncommon Wilmington, you will need all the items below:

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