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 campus building on the lake and eat healthy, homemade food?
...speak French on a daily basis in an enriching, educational environment!
The residence offers:
13 single rooms
10 double rooms
All rooms are furnished & air-conditioned!
Common areas include:
formal living room, large dining room, two TV lounges, library, patio/balconies on the lake, & a study room.
Amenities include wi-fi, on-site laundry, mailboxes...
Monday to Friday
brunch on Saturdays & Sundays
while classes are in session.
Linguistics, journalism, political science...
Not all residents are French majors!
3 college semesters
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
If you are encountering issues with this form, simply download the application as a PDF, fill it in, and email it to us.