The Italian House

Longwell House
90 Hillcrest Rd.
Middlebury, VT  

The Italian House is where 6 students can live to improve or maintain 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 Italian while in the house. The house is a place where students of Italian can come together with the resident native-speaking teaching assistant for cafes and movies. The house acts as a learning center not only for the residents, but also for the rest of the Italian students who drop in on occasion to practice their language skills and get help with homework.


If you are interested in applying to live in the Italian House you may submit an application by visiting the College’s housing webpage (go/housing) and navigating to the “Interest Houses” link on the left side bar.  An all-student email will be sent in advance of the spring term application process for residency for the following year.  Be sure to carefully consider your application; should an offer be extended and you accept, your commitment is final.  Be sure to only commit to one housing program, i.e. Residential Life, Social or Interest House, SuperBlock, etc., for any one term - Fall, Winter, or Spring.



House Contact

Prof. Ilaria Brancoli-Busdraghi
Voter Hall 114

Caterina Torresi (2016-2017 TA)





Department of Italian

Voter Hall
381 College Street
Middlebury College
Middlebury, VT 05753