Language Houses at Tufts

The Department of Romance Studies sponsors the French House and the Spanish House. The houses are open to all students interested in these languages and cultures and are not limited to majors. They offer small-group living, an opportunity to enjoy an intensive language experience, often with native speakers, and to participate in many social and cultural events. For further information, see the French or the Spanish Language Coordinator.

The French House: Maison Française

11 Whitfield Road

Living at the French House allows you to practice your French speaking skills daily in an informal setting. The French House also provides a diverse yet intimate social environment in which students experience the joys and challenges of intercultural communication. There are many opportunities to share meals, join conversations, engage in activities, or just chill. Once a month, residents have the duty to assist the three native speakers who reside at the French House in creating and hosting francophone events that are open to the wider Tufts community.

Located at 11 Whitfield Road, this Victorian triple-decker has six single rooms that typically accommodate three seniors and three graduate exchange students from the University of Paris. On the top floor, there are also two double rooms for sophomores and juniors not planning to go abroad who are willing to share a room.

The French House is ideal for seniors returning from a semester or year abroad, and for sophomores preparing to go to France. All residents must be fluent or nearly fluent in the language with a level of proficiency equal to that of FR-22.

How to apply
Send your completed application to the French House advisor, Anne Poncet-Montange. Interviews of qualified candidates take place from November to February. Applications received by February 1, 2018 will be given priority. Others will be considered based on available space. Juniors studying abroad in the spring are encouraged to schedule an interview before of the end of the fall semester.

Spanish House

125 Powderhouse Blvd

The Spanish House enables residents to develop greater fluency in the language and enhance their understanding of Spanish/Latin American countries, lifestyles, and cultures. Residents hold bi-weekly events, where members of the Tufts community can stop by and enjoy Spanish refreshments and conversation.

Spanish House
125 Powderhouse Boulevard
Advisor Ester Rincon
Phone: 617.627.5110

Tufts Italian Society

The Tufts Italian Society celebrates Italian language and culture on campus and beyond. Members enjoy many opportunities each semester to be involved in pasta making classes, food tours, bocce tournaments, film screenings, and much more. All are welcome to join, no previous experience or language skills are necessary. To join, please email Stephanie LoGiudice or though the Facebook page.