Most exchange students are placed in the International Village community in Apartment Residence Hall on campus. To take a look at the apartments, go to: http://uthousing.utk.edu/tnliving/current/housing-options.shtml
Each furnished apartment houses 4 students and contains 2 bedrooms, a bathroom, kitchen and living room. You will be sharing a bedroom. As a member of the International Village, you will be housed with American students who have requested international roommates and will participate in activities designed to connect you with other students and resources on campus. Previous exchange students have thoroughly enjoyed themselves and made lifelong friends with their roommates (no guarantees). Another benefit is that your roommates may bring everything needed to make the apartment a home away from home – televisions, stereos, computers, and kitchen equipment, meaning you shouldn’t have to spend too much money. We will let you know about your housing arrangements as soon as possible, most likely in early August for fall, early December for spring.
Sheets, towels and linens are NOT provided for you in the residence hall. You can find these items in many stores in Knoxville and perhaps less expensively than at home, so you do not really need to bring them with you although you may want to bring a sheet and pillowcase for the first couple of nights. You should be able to purchase a bath towel, a set of sheets, a pillow, a blanket and a bedspread for about $50.00 to $100.00 US. The International House will arrange shopping trips during orientation.
At the end of your stay at UT, you are welcome to leave items that you cannot fit in your suitcase for future exchange students.