Take advantage of the following services to make your time at Carey a simple and bit easier:

  • Complimentary shuttle service to and from Gulfport International Airport and Pine Belt Regional Airport on designated dates throughout the academic year.
  • Complimentary shuttle service to local amenities and attractions (grocery store, bank, shopping mall, etc.)
  • Tutorial services in academic areas
  • Institutional work-study program allowing international students the opportunity to work on-campus within F-1 visa guidelines
  • Personal academic advisement in student's field of study
  • 13:1 student/faculty ratio which fosters personalized instruction in the classroom
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi internet access campus-wide
  • Personal student email address powered by Google Apps
  • Access to thousands of online, scholarly databases through WCU Libraries
  • International student medical insurance provided by Lewer Mark insurance agency
  • Annual income tax workshop designed to help students navigate the waters of U.S. income tax preparation
  • Personal advisement on obtaining U.S. documents such as driver's license, social security card, etc.

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All international students living on campus are required to purchase a meal plan. The plan varies from 5, 10, 14, or 20 meals per week, while school is in session. Our cafeteria serves three meals a day - breakfast, lunch, and dinner. However, on weekends and holidays, only brunch and dinner are served. The same is applied when school is out for trimester breaks. An additional US$68.00, per trimester break, will be charged for this meal service during breaks.

If you have any special dietary needs, don't hesitate asking us for assistance.

All international students attending William Carey University must have current major medical insurance coverage offered by the university. Insurance coverage for William Carey University international students is through GeoBlue (Blue Cross Blue Shield).

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WCU offers a campus health clinic, and Hattiesburg is home to two hospitals and an excellent care network through Hattiesburg Clinic providers. Students must always show proof of valid insurance coverage to receive care at the campus health clinic and all off-campus sites.

Unlike many American colleges and universities, Carey's academic year revolves around a trimester calendar. Each year is divided into three trimesters; each trimester lasts three months. They are divided as follows: ten weeks of classes, one week of final exams, and another one-week long break, known to our students as trimester breaks.

The beginning of a new trimester starts at the end of a trimester break.

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