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  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Spring
  • Restrictions: SUNY New Paltz applicants only
  • Dates / Deadlines
Program Description:

Romance Languages Living and Learning Community (RLLLC)

The RLLLC is a co-curricular program sponsored by the Department of Languages, Literatures & Cultures, Center for International Programs, and Office of Residence Life to foster a residential character that reinforces educational goals.

Discover intercultural exchange at SUNY New Paltz

  • The Community provides domestic students studying  Romance languages and cultures (French, Italian, and Spanish) and students from France, Italy, Latin American, and Spain a wonderful opportunity to live together in a residence life setting.
  • The Community creates an ideal environment for you to practice your language skills and learn about other cultures.
  • Throughout the academic year, you and your fellow Community members will plan and execute events and activities that highlight Romance languages and cultures such as a film series, guest speakers, performances, exhibits, presentations, website development, a newsletter, off-campus cultural tours, special meals and cuisine, etc.
  • Participation in the Community provides excellent preparation for American students who will study abroad in France, Italy, Latin American, and Spain.  Students returning from study abroad are also invited to join the Community so that they can maintain their language skills.
  • Living in the Community gives students from France, Italy, Latin American, and Spain the opportunity to make friends with American students and learn about American student life.

Your home at SUNY New Paltz

  • The Community is located in the recently renovated Crispell Hall, and the space dedicated to the Community consists of 3 suites with 9 bedrooms rooms to accommodate 16 students.
  • Crispell Hall has excellent facilities for the Community, including kitchens, and common areas with various technological enhancements such as computer stations and a new large television.
  • The Community hosts many of its events in Crispell Hall, and these activities are open to other student groups with a focus on Romance languages and cultures.
  • Crispell is a 10-month hall so that international students will be able to stay in their rooms over the various breaks.

Your fellow Community members

  • Domestic students studying Romance languages and cultures
  • Visiting and/or full-time students from France, Italy, Latin America, and Spain interested in American student life and assisting American students with their language skills
  • Resident Mentors/Graduate Teaching Assistants from New Paltz partner institutions in France, Italy, and Spain will provide cultural and logistical guidance for the community and serve as liaisons with the Department of Languages, Literatures & Cultures and the Center for International Programs
  • Resident Assistant appointed by the Office of Residence Life


  • Domestic students: Preference given to Romance language major/minors, Latin American studies majors/minors, and study abroad participants (pre- and post-experience)
  • International students: preference given to students whose native language is French, Italian, and Spanish and who are studying at New Paltz on exchange from one of our partner universities in France, Italy, Latin America, or Spain
  • All students: preference given to students who can commit to living in the Community for a full academic year

Application procedures

  • Click apply now and complete and e-sign the required data/forms
  • Submit the following to the Center for International Programs:
    • 2 references (one academic and one character reference – no references from family members will be accepted; references can be submitted electronically; full-time New Paltz students only)
    • A brief personal statement explaining your interest in the program (approx. 200 words; can be submitted online; all applicants)
    • A copy of your current transcript (all applicants)
  • Interview with program faculty and staff

Have questions?

Contact: Prof. Luz Porras, Lecturer, Dept. of Languages, Literatures & Cultures ( or Catherine Collado, Study Abroad Advisor, Center for International Programs (

Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall 2019 04/01/2019 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Academic Year 2019-2020 04/01/2019 04/05/2019 TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Students will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.