Housing, Insurance and Resources

Housing for Candler International Students

While Emory University and Candler do not provide housing for graduate and professional school students, we have a variety of resources to help you find accommodations while you are at Candler and a resident of Atlanta.

Health Insurance

Please note that health insurance is mandatory for all students at Emory University. Students must either purchase the Emory University Student Health Insurance Plan or provide documentation of enrollment in a comparable United States domiciled health insurance plan.

If you do not waive the Emory plan by the deadline on OPUS, you will be automatically enrolled in the Emory plan. The charge will be placed on your student account, and you will be billed for this expense.

Please be aware that the Emory plan meets, and in most cases exceeds, the required coverage minimums. For more information about the plan, visit the Student Health Services website.


For international students at Candler, we know that your first days—even months—can be both exciting and challenging. As a student from a non-U.S. country, you’ll find our campus, faculty and students welcoming. We want you to feel at home at Candler as quickly as possible.

We have a variety of resources to support you:

  • Emory’s International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) offers support, services, and activities for all of Emory's international students.

  • The International Student Orientation at Candler is required for new international students prior to Candler's all-student Orientation. The event offers international students a chance to get acquainted with one another and with the Candler community.

  • English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) assessment and courses provide language support for students for whom English is not the primary language. ESOL writing tutors are available for individual assistance for course papers and projects.

  • Volunteer Conversation Partners help students develop skills in spoken English.

  • Candler and Emory also support a number of international student organizations, including the Candler International Student Association and the Emory Korean Graduate School Association.