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Language Houses

Language Houses

The academic and cultural mission of each Language House is to immerse students in a living environment that fosters increased language study and cultural awareness. Native speaking Tutors facilitate conversation hours, movie nights, cultural celebrations, cooking classes and many other activities for all residents. In addition, they post office hours to provide help with language courses.

The language houses are housed in the Randolph Complex and include: Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Hispanic, Italian, Japanese, and Russian. Students interested in residing in one of these houses for the 2015-2016 academic year must:

  • Submit an on-line application to the Modern Language Department by 5:00p.m. Friday, February 13, 2015. Students should contact Modern Languages and Literatures (221-3634) for additional information or questions on the selection process.
  • Pay a $200 Room Reservation Deposit by the February 20, 2015 deadline.
  • Once selected to participate in one of the special interest houses, you will need to choose a room and sign a contract on March 4, 2015, 5:30pm. Once a contract is signed, the forthcoming room selection time block is null and void. If you cannot make the room selection meeting on March 4, you should designate a proxy to select a room and sign a contract in your absence.
2015-2016 Language House Calendar
Wed., November 12, 2014

Language House Application available on-line.
Applications may be submitted anytime between now and February 13 to Lauren Pettengill,  Language House Coordinator, Washington Hall 210, 221-3634, [[lipettengill]]

Mon., November 10, 2014 Non-refundable Room Reservation Deposit accepted at the Cashier's Office, Blow Memorial Hall
Wed., February 4, 2015, 4-6pm Open Houses in all Language Houses
Fri., February 13, 2015 Interview sign-up sheets posted outside Washington Hall 210
Fri., February 13, 2015
by 5pm
Deadline for submitting Language House application on-line
Mon., February 16-
Tues., February 17, 2015
Advisor and Tutor review applications
Wed., February 18 - Thurs., February 19-
Fri., February 20, 2015
Interviews for Language Houses conducted by Advisor and Tutor
Fri., February 20, 2015 Deadline for paying $200 non-refundable room deposit to the Cashier's Office. No late payments will be accepted and your application cannot be considered unless the deposit has been paid.
Mon., February 23, 2015
Tues., February 24, 2015
Interviews for Language Houses conducted by Advisor and Tutor
Wed., February 25, 2015 Acceptance e-mails sent out to chosen applicants
Thurs., February 26, 2015 Deadline for students to initial their acceptance into a Language House. Applicants may also email acceptances to [[lipettengill]]
Fri., February 27, 2015 Language House alternates will be contacted, if necessary
Wed., March 4, 2015, 5:30pm Students must go or appoint a proxy to the Language House location to select room and sign a 2015-2016 Housing Agreement with Residence Life.
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