Language Houses

The Language Houses are a language program, facility, and course option all in one.  The Language House program is managed by the Modern Languages and Literatures and Asian Studies departments.  While inside the house, you will be challenged to speak only in your foreign language. You can share gatherings while absorbing knowledge of holidays, pastimes, celebrations, foods, and customs under the mentorship of your round-the-clock house assistant.

Only the Chinese Language House and Japanese Language will be operating for 2022-2023. The Language House application for 2022-2023 is now closed.  Applications for 2023-2024 will open in January 2023. 

You can complete your Language House Engaged Living application online.  To submit your application login to your Housing Self-Service Portal using your Furman username and password.

Once you are logged in:

  • In the navigation on the left select the “Application” drop-down menu
  • Click on “Language House Application (Spring 2022)”
  • Read the agreement statement and electronically acknowledge at the bottom
  • Click “Continue”
  • Answer the application questions
  • Attach the answers to the essay questions
  • Click “Continue”
  • You will receive a confirmation message to your Furman email account

Language house dinner

Learning Communities

Explore more details about each of the language houses: Chinese, French, German, Japanese, and Spanish.

Visit Our Language Houses


We welcome applications from rising sophomores, juniors and seniors who are interested in immersing themselves in foreign language and culture.

Apply through Housing Self-Service Portal
Students working on calligraphy
Language house students drinking bubble tea

Chinese House

The Chinese Language House provides you with a unique opportunity to explore the Chinese
language and culture in an immersion environment.

Explore Chinese Language House