Parish House

Not just for languages anymore....

Since the late 1990s Parish House has been home to students interested in foreign languages and cultures, as well as the Language Associates, native speakers who come to Carleton for a year to assist with language programming.

However, in order to provide a place for all students who share a passion for learning about other parts of the world, beginning in 2014–2015 the entire house will be designated "International House." Programming in the house will take on an international flavor: learn the lambada, discuss world affairs, cook Chinese dumplings, watch Russian cartoons—all without leaving the comfort of your dorm.

Students seeking an opportunity to practice a foreign language on a daily basis may still apply for housing in Parish through the language departments, with a deadline in early April. Remaining rooms will be designated "international interest," and will be allotted through regular room draw. By drawing into Parish you will be joining a diverse and enthusiastic community of world citizens!

Housing Arrangements

Parish consists of singles, doubles and triples. The six singles in Parish will be assigned by language faculty to students with a strong interest in foreign languages as demonstrated by class choices, participation in extra-curricular activities, study abroad, etc. Native speakers are welcome to apply. If you are assigned a single in Parish, please be aware it is a year-long commitment. 

If you are not selected to live in a single, you may still apply to live in one of the doubles or triples in Parish for students who want a language house experience, one where roommates commit to using a language other than English in their day-to-day interactions in their dorm rooms. Applicants will be expected to participate in language house programming.