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Language Houses

Want an international experience while still living on campus?

We are proud to offer 8 residence halls dedicated to the study of language and culture. In these houses, you will live and study with other students of a language, and be part of a welcoming community!

Each house hosts a native-speaking International Fellow for that language. The fellows also plan special events like movie nights, cooking classes and cultural celebrations. Read some former language house residents comments about their experiences living in these houses and what makes them so special!

We have language houses for

Gender Neutral Housing, also known as Flexible Housing, is an option for students in each of the Language Houses.

Since the 2020-2021 academic year, the language houses relocated to residence halls that are ADA accessible in order for students of all abilities to have the opportunity to participate in our language houses programs.

The Arabic, Chinese and Japanese language houses moved to Landrum Hall; French, German, Hispanic, Italian, and Russian language houses moved to Hardy Hall. Please take some time to carefully review the recent updates to the housing process for next year.  

You do not need be a major to live in a Language House, but you should have a basic background in the language. Students enrolled in MLL's courses will have preference to live in the houses over students who are not. The language houses are open to sophomore, junior, and senior students. Living in a language house commits you to actively participating in the house's scheduled activities on a regular basis.

For more information about the program, contact [[bmtyle, Modern Languages & Literatures]]. To apply, please see Residence Life.