Foreign Language Residence Program


Can't afford study abroad yet, but want to experience immersion in a world language? Want to increase your language fluency? Would you like to get one-credit hour a semester for the experience? Then you should join the Foreign Language Residence Program. This unique experience will enhance your language ability, form life-long friendships, and create a marketable candidate in today's competitive labor market.

The Foreign Language Residence Program (FLRP) is a language-immersion Special Interest Community. Participants live with native speakers in Stevenson C Tower, eat dinners together, participate in a weekly language night, go on cultural excursions, spend a weekend at NIU's beautiful Loredo Taft Campus and much more. What's more, participants can receive one credit per semester for FLAL 410 Small Group Study in Foreign Languages.

Ready to Apply?

Complete your application online!


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