The Spanish House
“La Casa de Español” is located in the Jordan Family Language House on the Austin College campus. This specially designed residence hall provides students a unique opportunity to live and learn Spanish under the direction of a faculty member and a native Spanish speaker, who serves as the “language resident.” Language learning is greatly supported by everyday exposure and use in the common living areas. Moreover, the students in the Spanish House deepen their understanding of Hispanic cultures through a prolonged exchange with the Language Resident.
Interested students should begin to consult with Spanish faculty and current language house students during the fall. Applications are distributed in February and due around the first week of March. Applicants are asked to explain why they would like to live in “La Casa” and what they would contribute to its community. Some Faculty directors also require a personal interview (check with the faculty member to be sure of his/her procedures)
Residents are selected on the basis of their motivation to learn the language and culture, maturity, and academic performance. Once the students are selected, they have 1-2 weeks to accept or decline the offer and sign a housing contract.
Faculty Director: Julie Hempel
Language Resident: Nicolás Gascue
Nicolás is a Sociology student at La Universidad de la República in Montevideo, Uruguay. In his free time he enjoys reading Latin American Literature, playing soccer, and learning to play the guitar.
Kimberly Aragon Jimmy Garrett
Jessica Litterski Jarod Olds
Diana Harari Ross Worden
Lisa Hoffman Alfred Brauer
Gillian Lightfoot Joshua