In Knowlton Language House, the international residence house, students have the opportunity to learn about and explore many different cultures and languages in a relaxed, cooperative environment. The residence’s success is a result of the collective effort of the students who live there to promote cultural and linguistic diversity in their everyday lives.
As part of the College’s goal to foster a globally diverse campus, Knowlton is to become a hub for international programs and activities. The new Mellon Initiative will support the development of the two adjacent Knowlton Common Rooms into a student center for international seminars and a place for friends to gather.
A major new focus of the initiative, to further cultural immersion, is for the common rooms to be a place where students can practice languages, watch international films and programs, study, and communicate with friends and family abroad via Skype. This new space will contain foreign language magazines, DVDs and board games and have satellite television feeds for watching foreign language news, sports and other programs.