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Franco-Hispano House (Spanish House and French House)

Study Abroad Without Leaving Charleston at 6 Bull Street


The Spanish House and the French House have merged to form the Franco-Hispano House, located on campus at 6 Bull Street. It is managed by the Office of Residence Life and Housing; regular fees for historic houses apply. The house is furnished and has internet access and cable television. There are four double rooms plus a single room for a Resident Assistant. The house has two bathrooms, a living room and laundry facilities on the ground floor, a full kitchen, a front porch, and a large courtyard in the back with picnic tables.

The primary purpose of the Franco-Hispano House is the study and understanding of the Spanish and French languages and cultures. This housing option is for women and men and requires applicants in Spanish to have completed Spanish 202 or have a minimum proficiency equivalent. Residents must declare a major or minor in Spanish and speak Spanish at all times in the house. In addition, students living in the Franco-Hispano House are responsible for hosting 2-3 cultural events per semester.

Franco-Hispano House is a residential living and learning community located in a historic house on campus that offers great opportunities to students. There is a Resident Assistant responsible for overall resident safety. The house has additional faculty oversight and support from the Hispanic Studies department. Residents program events together and separately, offering inter-house exchanges and the chance to meet new friends just down the street. And these houses are located only one block from the center of campus! For information on cost and amenities, see Campus Housing, Historic Houses.

For more information for Spanish-speaking residents, please contact:
Prof. Mary Ann Blitt
Bell 200-G