Join the International Learning Community

The International Learning Community (ILC), located in Adams Hall, offers a living experience ideal for students studying foreign languages, interested in world affairs, in exchange programs, and who are planning to study abroad, returning from studying abroad, or are unable to go abroad during their college careers. Live in the ILC where you will enhance your cross-cultural understanding and your language proficiency by connecting with your neighbors.

Like other residential learning communities, the general ILC is open to everyone! If you are an incoming student, you should express your interest in living in the ILC by ranking “International Learning Community – Adams” as your #1 hall preference. Returning students will have the opportunity to select a room in the ILC during returning resident process from November 13th to mid-March. For any new students the opportunity to select your own room in the ILC will be available in early May 2018.

In addition to joining the general International Learning Community, students should also consider applying to live in one of the nine Language Immersion Houses within the ILC. Applications for the individual language houses can be found below.

How to Join A Language House

Current Residents of University Housing

  1. Submit your Language House Application/Registration Form to the University Housing Assignment Office.
  2. Log into My UW Housing to complete your Notice of Intent indicating you are interested in returning to the University Residence Halls.
  3. You will be notified via an email to your @wisc.edu account indicating if you have been approved to participate in a Language House.
  4. Log into My UW Housing beginning November 13, 2017 to select a room in the Language House of your choice.

Current UW-Madison Students Not In University Housing

  1. Complete an application indicating your interest in living in the University Residence Halls for Academic Year 2018-19.
  2. Submit your Language House Application/Registration Form to the University Housing Assignment Office.
  3. You will be notified via an email to your @wisc.edu account indicating if you have been approved to participate in a Language House
  4. Log into My UW Housing beginning November 13, 2017 to select a room in the Language House of your choice.

New UW-Madison Students

  1. Submit your University Residence Halls contract and total $300 deposit.
  2. We send you an email directing you to submit your hall preferences.
  3. Select "International Learning Community – Adams" as your top choice. Language House Applications/Registration Forms are due in early May 2018 (participation in a Language House is not a requirement to live in the ILC).
  4. We send you another email with a link to our room selection system in My UW Housing.
  5. Log into My UW Housing in spring and select your room for Academic Year 2018-19!

Applications

Before completing a Language House Application or Registration Form, save a blank copy to your computer. Then complete the Application or Registration Form and resave it before sending it to the University Housing Assignment Office. If you complete the Application or Registration Form before saving a copy, you may lose your work.

Spring 2018

Academic Year 2018-19

Once you have filled out the form, please submit the completed application via email to assignMe@housing.wisc.edu with the subject line reading "Re: Language Program Applications".

For questions regarding language programs, please contact the department or language coordinator. Contact information is available at the end of the language program application.

For questions regarding the application procedure, please contact:

Tracy Spraetz
Slichter Hall - Assignment Office
625 Babcock Drive
Madison, WI 53706-1213
Email: tracy.spraetz@housing.wisc.edu
Phone: 608-262-0554

The ILC welcomes anyone with interest. You do not have to be in a Language Immersion House to participate in the ILC. (If you don’t join a Language Immersion House your freshman year, consider it for your sophomore year!) The ILC is comprised mostly of single rooms. To learn more about the ILC’s location, explore our information about Adams Residence Hall. If you have a preferred roommate but you are interested in the ILC, contact us. We would be happy to work with you and your preferred roommate so that you are in neighboring rooms!

The ILC has an additional program fee of $250 for the academic year. This fee covers the cost of increased staffing, special programs, faculty fellows, and other services unique to the ILC. If you would like to visit the ILC, arrange a tour by emailing ilc.tours@housing.wisc.edu. To learn more about the ILC, contact University Housing at (608) 262-2522.