La Casa Hispánica/Hispanic House is located on the 2nd floor of Giles Hall (Randolph Complex) and offers anyone interested in Hispanic culture, the opportunity to immerse in the Latin American and Spanish Culture. This special interest housing is for as many as twenty-three students who wish to improve or maintain their Spanish language skills and gain insights into Hispanic culture. Residents are encouraged to speak Spanish with their housemates whenever they are in the dorm. In addition to the Resident Assistant assigned to the floor by the Office of Residence Life, a language house tutor from a Spanish-speaking country is hired by the Department of Modern Languages & Literatures to collaborate with residents in the planning of cultural events such as film screenings and discussions, instruction in Hispanic cuisine, conversation hours, cultural celebrations, and group outings.
During AY 2014-2015, our tutor is [[rgsuarez, Rocío Suárez]], from La Plata (Argentina), a sociologist from the Provincial Memory Commission (Province of Buenos Aires, Argentina). Rocío will host a variety of activities throughout the year including movie nights, conversation hours, cultural celebrations, and great culinary Hispanic specialties.
Please visit La Casa Hispánica/Hispanic House Blog site for more detailed information.
If you would like to have more information about the Hispanic House, to join the activities, or to inquire about living in La Casa Hispánica you may contact La Casa Hispánica/Hispanic House Tutor, Rocio Suarez. Also, you can find more information about La Casa Hispánica by checking the bulletin board located on the third floor of Washington Hall.
Students who wish to apply should visit the Special Interest Housing section of Residence Life's website or contact [[lipettengill, Lauren Pettengill]] in the Department of Modern Languages & Literatures.