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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.

The language houses are located in 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 Houses are in Landrum Hall. The French, German, Hispanic, Italian, and Russian Houses are in Hardy Hall. Please take some time to carefully review the recent updates to the housing process for next year.

Students interested in residing in one of these houses for the 2023-2024 academic year must:

  • Submit an on-line application to the Modern Languages and Literatures Department by 5:00p.m. - date TBD. Students should contact Modern Languages and Literatures for additional information or questions on the selection process.
  • Sign a 2023-24 W&M Housing Contract by the TBD deadline.
  • Once confirmed to participate in one of the special interest houses, you will need to choose a room on date TBD via Housing Portal.

  2023-2024 Language House Application Timeline

TBD Language House Application available on-line. Application deadline TBD
TBD Read and sign a 2023-24 W&M Housing contract as part of the housing application. Deadline TBD.
TBD Deadline for submitting Language House Application on-line.
TBD Sign-up email for interview time slots sent in to all applicants.
TBD Interviews for Language Houses conducted by LH Advisor. Applicants who have already signed the Housing Contracts by their interview will have preference over those who have not.
TBD Acceptance e-mails sent out to chosen applicants.
TBD Deadline for students to confirm their acceptance into a Language House.
TBD Alternates will be contacted with a deadline of date TBD by 10am to accept. W&M Housing Contract signed.
TBD Students will be emailed their room selection time slot from Residence Life.
TBD Room Selection Day via Housing Portal.

*Dates may be subject to change