Academy Student in Dining Hall

Housing & Dining

At the Academy, students get a taste for campus life by living in dorms and eating meals at the college dining hall.

At the Academy, students live in college residence halls and may be placed in a single, double, or triple room, as determined by the Academy location, student body and the space available.

Roommates are chosen by age, gender and language ability. Students may request a roommate if they are coming with a friend; please note that both students need to request eachother for this to happen. We do not, however, guarantee roommate assignments. Please also note that, in keeping with the language-immersion environment, we expect the target language to be maintained at all times, including in the dorms.

A Director of Residential Life and an Assistant Director of Residential life lead the residential team. The team includes Dorm Heads and Residential Educators who live with the students and provide support. Residential Educators are fluent in their students’ language.


Most meals are provided at the college dining hall, where students eat with their peers and faculty in their target language groups. Special dietary requirements, including vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free diets, can be accommodated in most locations. Please indicate any special requirements or allergies on your application and by contacting our administrative office as early as possible.

Programs also feature barbecues, picnics and informal snacks. If students are away on a field trip during mealtime, their meals will be provided at an alternative site. In such cases, the Academy may have less ability to meet individual dietary requirements.

Download the complete Academy brochure for more information on housing, roommate selection, dining, Academy dates, FAQs and more.