On-Campus Housing

Foreign Language Student Residence

Students living at the Foreign Language Student Residence (FLSR), located in the northeastern corner of campus, participate in a unique language immersion experience, the FLSR Program, in conjunction with pursuing regular class schedules.

Tony Brown, FLSR Program Director - "I had the good fortune of living in the FLSR the first semester that it opened and have fond memories of my time there. I invite you to step into another culture without leaving campus and take part in a most unique program. Hundreds of BYU students have immersed themselves in a new culture by becoming part of the FLSR program. Just imagine what it could do for you!"






Why Participate in the FLSR Program?

  • Residents in each apartment study and speak the same target language.
  • A Language Facilitator resides in each apartment, modelling correct language usage. They also help students to progress rapidly to higher levels of proficiency.
  • Participants obtain a greater understanding and appreciation of the target language culture.
  • Each language house (all apartments with the same target language) is supervised by a Faculty Coordinator. These members of the BYU Faculty meet regularly with the language houses, offering support and assistance within the program.
  • Each language house eats dinner together Monday-Thursday from 6:00-7:00 p.m., or as agreed upon by individual language houses.
  • Participants enroll in a language course taught on campus, or an independent academic internship course carried out in the target language and offered through the respective language department.

FLSR Program Eligibility

Full-time BYU students are eligible to apply to the FLSR program. So as to maximize one's language learning at the FLSR, completion of the following prerequisites is recommended: 102 for Hebrew, Spanish, Portuguese, French, Arabic, Russian, Italian, and German; 201 for Chinese; and 202 for Japanese and Korean.

Scholarships

Merit and needs-based scholarships ranging from $250-$500 are available for Fall 2014.

To Apply

Although it is not mandatory, it is advisable that you speak with a professor who can recommend you to the program before you fill out your application.

    Application Steps:

    1. Log into My Housing Account and select the "FLSR Program Application" from the "Single Housing" tab.
    2. Enter name, year in school, major/minor and GPA.
    3. Fill in language preference(s), agreement period, and references.
    4. Complete the FERPA information.*
    5. Read and agree to the FLSR Language Pledge.
    6. Submit the application.
    7. Look for a message indicating receipt of the application. The message will post on the Message Board in My Housing Account.
    8. Watch the Message Board for a message from the language's Faculty Coordinator.

    *FERPA stands for the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act. For more explanation, click here.

If accepted into the FLSR Program, a notification of acceptance and FLSR room selection date will post on the Message Board. You will be responsible for a $50 Processing Fee and a $100 Security Deposit, both of which must be paid at the time of submitting the Housing Agreement. If you have an on-campus housing agreement, your security deposit and processing fee will transfer to your housing agreement for the FLSR.

Please Note: Participation in the language house meals is a requirement, not an option.

FLSR Amenities

The FLSR has large common rooms that easily accommodate social activities. Large lawn areas and sport courts also are available for recreation. All residents are provided a bed, closet, desk, chair, and dresser. Each apartment comes with a refrigerator, microwave, stove, oven, dishwasher, ironing board, couch, table, chairs, television, and DVD player. Laundry facilities are located conveniently within the complex.

Rental Rates and Complex Fee

Rates include all utilities, wireless internet access, and Residence Life activities. A $30 late fee is assessed to individuals who have an outstanding balance after the tenth.

In addition, the College of Humanities charges a Complex Fee to cover the cost of the language house meals and media maintenance. This fee is posted to the student's My Financial Center.

Rates

Spring 2014 - $437 rent, $136 complex fee
Summer 2014 - $451 rent, $136 complex fee
Fall/Winter 2014-15 - $2,840 rent, $544 complex fee
View the full payment schedules

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Have Questions?

Contact the FLSR Program Office at:
3086 JFSB, Provo, UT 84602
801-422-3765
flsr-dept@byu.edu