Living Learning Communities

Salve Regina's living learning communities are designed to integrate curricular and co-curricular experiences through a shared living experience. These communities affirm a strong commitment to experiential learning and developing students who will lead responsible lives. Participants strive to meet the University mission of working for a world that is harmonious, just and merciful.

Current Students

Salve Regina offers two living learning communities for current students: the Fulbright language house and the multicultural house. Applications are accepted during the spring semester.

Language House

The language house provides residents with a French or Spanish immersion experience while living on campus. This is an excellent opportunity for students to hone their language skills and learn about other cultures, and students of any ability level are welcome to apply.

Fulbright foreign language teaching assistants facilitate the living learning community. Together with their teaching assistants, residents watch movies, participate in language tables, volunteer at Pell Elementary School and make meals, all while speaking the target language.

Multicultural House

The multicultural house provides a unique opportunity for students to live in an inclusive community dedicated to promoting the understanding of difference, celebrating diversity and purposefully sharing unique experiences with the rest of the campus community.

Residents participate in structured, educational discussions and enjoy exclusive programming specifically designed to engage their individual interests. By connecting educational and residential environments, students interact with faculty, staff and other students in a practical learning environment outside of the traditional classroom context.

To complement the experience, participants have the opportunity to enroll in special sections of core courses specially designed for (and limited to) students in the living learning community. Courses focus on issues of institutionalized privilege and oppression and explore how major world religions respond by promoting diversity and tolerance.