Want the experience of living immersed in the Spanish language and culture while still living right here on campus? Try living in the Spanish house!
You’ll have the opportunity to improve your Spanish while speaking it regularly in the house, meet new people who are just as passionate about Spanish as you are, and challenge yourself to grow academically and spiritually with the other members of “la casa” in an intentional community. It’s located right on campus, in the Knollcrest East apartment complex.
Watch a slideshow of pictures from the members of Spanish House from 2010-2011!
As a member of the Spanish House, you will participate in Tertulias and Spanish chapel on a regular basis, as well as organize and contribute to cultural events available to the entire college. In the past, Spanish House members have attended and held events such as Hispanic festival celebrations, theme parties (countries, traditions, etc.), movies and discussions, sing-alongs, game nights, poetry readings and discussions, and lectures by important Hispanic literary and cultural figures.
Am I eligible?
If you will have sophomore status in the fall, you are eligible to apply. The only other requirement is that you have a desire to learn Spanish—you don’t even have to be a Spanish major or minor! Students with all ability levels of Spanish (even 100-level students) are encouraged to apply. You must also commit to attending Spanish chapel at least once a month; Tertulias at least once a month; and other activities on a bi-semestral basis.
How much does it cost?
The cost is the same as room and board at the Knollcrest East apartments; there are no additional fees.
How and when do I apply?
Applications for the 2017-2018 school year are due to the professorial liaison for the program, Dr. Olena Shkatulo, in the Spanish Department by Wednesday, February 22, 2017. Download the application here.