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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 will relocate 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 for the 2020-2021 academic year. The Arabic, Chinese and Japanese language houses will move to Landrum Hall; French, German, Hispanic, Italian, and Russian language houses will move to Hardy Hall. Please take some time to carefully review the recent changes to the housing process for next year click here

Students interested in residing in one of these houses for the 2020-2021 academic year must:

  • Submit an on-line application to the Modern Languages and Literatures Department by 5:00 p.m. Friday, February 7, 2020. Students should contact Modern Languages & Literatures Department for additional information or questions on the selection process.
  • Read and sign the 2020-2021 W&M Housing Contract by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, February 28, 2020.
  • If selected to participate in one of the language houses, the Room Selection will be held on Wednesday, March 4, 2020 at our Social Mixer with the International Fellows. 
Language House Timeline
                                       2020-2021 Language House Application Calendar
Monday, January 20, 2020 Language House Application available on-line.
Application deadline Friday, February 7, 2020 5:00 p.m.
Monday, February 3, 2020  

Read and sign the 2020-2021 W&M Housing Contract as part of the housing application. Deadline Friday, February 28, 2020.

Thursday, February 6, 2020, 4:00-6:00 p.m.

Open House at Landrum Hall's Atrium for Arabic, Chinese and Japanese programsHardy Hall's second floor lounge for German and Russian programsHardy Hall's third floor lounge for French, Hispanic, and Italian programs.

Friday, February 7, 2020, 5:00 p.m.

Deadline for submitting a Language House Application on-line.

Monday, February 10, 2020

Interview sign-up sheets posted on the Modern Language Office glass doors on the second floor of Washington Hall.

Week of February 10, 2020

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

Friday, February 21, 2020

Acceptance emails sent out to chosen applicants.

Friday, February 28, 2020

Deadline for students to email their confirmation into a Language House

Wednesday March 4, 2020

4:00 - 5:00 p.m.: Social Mixer and Room Selection with International Fellows.