Thatcher Language House                     Application Requirements

To qualify for the Language Programs, you must have some proficiency in the language and a willingness to become more fluent. You agree to:

  • make a year's commitment to the program (exceptions made for a semester abroad)
  • enroll in a two-credit conversation and culture course each semester, taught on the floor
  • enroll concurrently in a three-credit departmental course
  • speak the language as much as possible on the floor


To fill out an application and to for more information, go to the program page or contact:

Sidonio Ferreira
Residential Academic Programs
101 Thatcher House, University of Massachusetts
Amherst, MA 01003
Phone: (413) 545-2803
Fax: (413) 577-1809 

Pamela R. Marsh-Williams, Ph.D.
Assistant Provost & Dean

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