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The French and Spanish Language Communities, founded in 2000, have a long tradition of providing interested students with a way to blend their residential and academic experiences, enhancing the overall quality of college life. It is often said that the best way to learn a new language is to live in a country where that language is spoken. The next best thing is to live in a language community within University Housing, where students from all walks of life are united by their interest in mastery and enjoyment of the French or Spanish languages. Participants live in Mary Lyndon Hall and are immersed in these languages through daily spontaneous interaction with their neighbors, as well as through organized activities such as movie nights, dinners, dances and parties, guest lectures, concerts, excursions, and a required weekly conversation course.
Residents earn academic credit for completion of the program and are granted priority registration for language courses. Any student, incoming or already enrolled at UGA, who has studied French or Spanish at the intermediate level is eligible to apply.