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Living - Learning Communities


The French House Living–Learning Community
Location:  Jameson Hall,
Douglass Campus

The French House (Maison Française) on Douglass is a Living–Learning Community that explores gender in French language and culture.  The French House provides students the opportunity to improve their language skills through immersion in daily foreign language activities.  This includes speaking French in the house on a regular basis and exposure to French films, art, politics, music and food.  Specialized programming, events, and travel opportunities are offered each year.

Eligibilty & Requirements: 

  • Applicants to the French House must show a basic proficiency in French (level 131 or above).
  • Students enroll in a year-long 3-credit course (1.5 credits each semester), which is taught in-residence by a native French-speaking instructor.
  • Douglass Residential students are required to live in assigned Global Village housing in Jameson Hall.


For more information and an application, please contact:

Gwendolyn Beetham
Director, Global Village
College Hall, Room 207
(848) 932-3025
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The French Language & Culture Living–Learning Community
Location:  Leupp Hall, College Avenue Campus

The French Language & Culture Living–Learning Community on College Ave. offers a variety of activities around French themes.  These include: French Club events, film screenings, and field trips to museums, music, and theater productions, as well as informal lunches, dinners, and conversational groups where French is spoken.

In addiiton, the French Cultural Experience course helps develop conversational skills and explores various aspects of life in France and other French-speaking regions.  The course takes place once a week in the evening.  Each semester the course explores a different, overarching topic, so that students may continue to take it each term as long as they are participating in the Community. 

Eligibility & Requirements: 

  • Applicants must have completed one year of college French or attained the equivalent level on the placement exam.
  • Students enroll in the French Cultural Experience course, a year-long 3-credit course (1.5 credits each semester); the course number is 420:297(fall), 420:298(spring).  There is no limit to the number of times the course can be taken.  Two of these courses can be applied toward the French minor.
  • Students are required to live in Leupp Hall. 


For more information and an application, please contact:

Ghada Endick
Director of Learning Communities
Bishop House, 115 College Avenue
(848) 932-7444
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Contact Us


Academic Building, 4th floor
15 Seminary Place
College Avenue Campus
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
french1@rci.rutgers.edu