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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. Click here

Students interested in residing in one of these houses for the 2022-2023 academic year must:

  • Submit an on-line application to the Modern Languages and Literatures Department by 5:00p.m. Wednesday, February 2, 2022. Students should contact Modern Languages and Literatures for additional information or questions on the selection process.
  • Sign a 2022-2023 W&M Housing Contract by the February 17, 2022 deadline.
  • Once confirmed to participate in one of the special interest houses, you will need to choose a room on February 21, 2022 via Housing Portal.
Note: We assume that the International Fellows will return for the 2022-2023 academic year. As soon as we have concrete information, we will update our website.  

  2022-2023 Language House Application Timeline

Mon. November 29, 2021 Language House Application available on-line. Application deadline Wed, Feb 2, 2022 5pm.
Mon. January 31, 2022   Read and sign a 2022-2023 W&M Housing contract as part of the housing application. Deadline February 17, 2022.
Wed. February 2, 2022, 5pm Deadline for submitting Language House Application on-line.
Fri. February 4, 2022 Sign-up email for interview time slots sent in to all applicants.
Feb. 7, 8 and 9, 2022 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.
Fri. February 11, 2022 Acceptance e-mails sent out to chosen applicants.
Mon. February 14, 2022, 10am Deadline for students to confirm their acceptance into a Language House.
February 14 and 15, 2022 Alternates will be contacted with a deadline of Wed. February 16, 2022 by 10am to accept. W&M Housing Contract signed.
Fri. February 18, 2022 Students will be emailed their room selection times from Res Life.
Mon. February 21st, 2022 Room Selection Day via Housing Portal.

*Dates may be subject to change