242 College St.
242 College Street is currently the Portuguese academic interest house, where two upper-level Arabic students can live to improve their language skills. Living at the house entails signing a language pledge similar to that of Middlebury's summer school. This pledge obliges the student to speak only Portuguese while in the house. The house is a place where students of Portuguese can come together with the resident Brazilian teaching assistant. The house acts as a learning center not only for the residents, but also for the rest of the Portuguese students who drop in on occasion to practice their language skills and get help with homework. The house also features a kitchen and a common room.
The Portuguese House was founded in 2005.