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Foreign Language Residence Program


The Foreign Language Residence Program (FLRP) is an engaged Living-Learning Community where you can practice a foreign language in an immersion environment. FLRP started in 1972, making it NIU’s oldest academic residential program. In addition to living with native speakers in Stevenson C Tower, you’ll meet Monday through Thursday from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. to hone your target language skills in a relatively stress-free environment. We aim to prepare you to live in a global, multilingual society. The FLRP environment also helps equip you culturally and linguistically for study abroad experiences in a non-English speaking country. Plus, you’ll have opportunities to participate in periodic culturally rich trips and activities in the greater Chicago area.

Due to increased demand, we’re accepting participants for credit who do not live on the Foreign Language Residence Program floor in Stevenson C Tower. You are now eligible for the one (1) credit hour of elective credit by fulfilling all the program requirements (daily dinners Monday through Thursday 4:30 to 5:30 p.m., Language Night Presentation at a time to be established during fall semester, Taft Retreat, special dinners and excursions) even though you will not live in Stevenson C Tower.

All participants enrolled in the FLAL 410 course will be assessed a $50 programming fee. When submitting your application, please indicate at the top of the application where you will live. You must show up during the first week of classes to the Sunset Room in Stevenson at 4:30 p.m. We will take your Z-ID number and register you for the one (1) credit hour FLRP course at that time. It will appear on your schedule as FLAL 410. Please note that you cannot enroll yourself in this class online! Registration is the first day of classes! Looking forward to hearing from you!


FLRP Study Abroad Fund

Current Native Speakers

  • Akouvi Sedo (French)
  • Erin Hernandez (Spanish)
  • Eucario Matos (Spanish)
  • Tetsuya Nishiyama (Japanese)
  • Wenwei Liu (Chinese)


Concepcion Gliesman, coordinator
Foreign Language Residence Program
Northern Illinois University
Watson Hall 121

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Foreign Languages and Literatures
Watson Hall 111