The Arabic House is where Arabic students can live to improve their language skills.

Arabic House

Living at the house entails signing a language pledge similar to that of Middlebury’s summer Language School. This pledge obliges the student to speak only Arabic while in the house. The house is a place where students of Arabic can come together with the resident native-speaking teaching assistant. It is a learning center not only for the residents but also for the rest of the Arabic students who drop in on occasion to practice their language skills and get help with homework. The house features a kitchen and a common room.

Arabic House 2


Throughout the year we host events that bring people together to celebrate the Arabic language and culture. Movie screenings, cooking classes, and much more happen weekly at the Arabic House.

Arabic House 3


If you are interested in applying to live in the Arabic House next year (2024-2025), please email the following information to the Arabic House Faculty Coordinator, Professor Dima Ayoub (

  1. Name and class year;
  2. Student identification number;
  3. Semester(s) you wish to live in the Arabic House (Fall, J-term, Spring);
  4. Arabic courses you’ve taken or planned on taking at Middlebury College, or if none, your experience with Arabic outside the college. 

If you would like more general information on residing in an interest house, please see Residential Life’s housing overview.