The French House is a private, language immersion residence hall operated through the Department of French & Italian for fall, spring or academic year residency. The residents of the French House are a diverse group of UW-Madison students who share at least one aspect in common: their love for the French language.
Room and board rates are very competitive with those of UW-Madison residence halls. Living at the French House should not be a financial burden to our students, and thanks to our donors, UW-Madison students have an opportunity to live independently in a practical and intellectually stimulating environment.
...a UW student with 3 college semesters of French or 4-5 years of high school French?
...to live in a historical building on the lake and eat healthy, homemade food?
...speak French on a daily basis in an enriching, educational environment!
Linguistics, journalism, marketing, political science...
Not all residents are French majors!
Applicants need 3 college semesters
or 4 high school years of French instruction
Residents demonstrate at least a conversational-level of French,
and all make continued progress throughout their residency thanks to their immersion in French.