Are you interested in language-learning and other cultures? Are you planning to live on campus? You may be interested in UMBC’s Intercultural Living Exchange!
The Intercultural Living Exchange is one of UMBC’s ten Living-Learning Communities. Students living in the ILE community interact with international student resident mentors (native speakers of a cluster language: Chinese, French, German, Korean, Japanese, Russian, or Spanish), who organize ILE cultural and social activities for their language clusters as well as for the UMBC community.
Residence in the ILE provides excellent preparation for study abroad, as well as continuity for those who have previously gained language proficiency in a study abroad experience. You can find more information about the ILE community on their website or on Residential Life’s website, which also has helpful general information about living on campus.