Life in Duluth

Life in Duluth is rich in opportunities!

Start planning:

  • Where to live
  • What to do upon arrival
  • How to arrange health care
  • Discover activities of interest in the area

Housing Options

UMD Housing

University Housing 

  • UMD Campus Housing offers a variety of options. Residence halls (dorms) and apartments are furnished, offer wifi, and are conveniently close to campus.

Private Apartments

A few housing options near UMD (not endorsed or affiliated with UMD) include:

Search other local housing options through websites like Ship Rock Management and

Arrival to Duluth


We encourage you to fly directly to the Duluth International Airport (DLH). Daily flights are available through Delta and United Airlines. Airport transfer to the UMD campus is available for all students.

Health Care and Hospital Insurance

Your health and safety are very important to us. The required health insurance plan provides access to the University's Student Health Services for the Intensive English Program.

Activities Outside the Classroom


There are many fun activities for you to participate in during your free time. Some planned by ELCI, some by the University, and a variety of interesting events throughout the city of Duluth.  

The City of Duluth

Duluth is a place many international students and visitors call their second home. The high quality of life and low cost of living have earned the City of Duluth many honors. Outside Magazine named Duluth the "Best Outdoors Town" in the nation in 2014! Read more about what makes Duluth so wonderful. Check out the University's guide for living and studying in Duluth and watch our virtual tour of campus!