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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 International Fellows facilitate conversation hours, movie nights, cultural celebrations, cooking classes and many other activities for all residents.

Note: As a consequence of COVID-19 on international visas, the Language Houses will not be able to host International Fellows for the 2021-2022 academic year.

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. Click here

Students interested in residing in one of these houses for the 2021-2022 academic year must:

  • Submit an on-line application to the Modern Languages and Literatures Department by 5:00 p.m. Friday, January 8, 2021. Students should contact Modern Languages & Literatures Department for additional information or questions on the selection process.
  • Read and sign the 2021-2022 W&M Housing Contract by Friday, January 15, 2021.  Zoom interviews will be conducted between Monday, January 11, and Sunday, January 17
  • If selected to participate in one of the language houses, the Room Selection will be held on Monday, January 18, 2021. 

*Dates may be subject to change

Language House Timeline
                                       2021-2022 Language House Application Calendar
Friday, January 8, 2021 Deadline for submitting a Language House Application on-line.
Monday, January 11, 2021 - January 17, 2021

Interviews for Language Houses conducted by Advisor. Housing Contracts must be signed.

Friday, January 15, 2021

Read and sign the 2021-2022 W&M Housing Contract as part of the housing application. 

Monday, January 18, 2021

Language Houses Room Sign Up