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Facade of French House, located on North Campus. Photo credit: Kevin Reeves

208 N. Professor St.
Oberlin, OH 44074

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French House, also called Bailey House or la Maison Francophone, is a small building on north campus just across the street from Stevenson Dining Hall (which sets aside a private room for practitioners).

This coed residence has a capacity for 36 students and has a staff that includes a resident assistant, a faculty in residence, and two graduate assistants from France. It’s available to first-year as well as fourth-year students.

Students who choose Bailey may participate in such programs as a film series, concerts and various fêtes, study breaks, lectures, French breakfasts, and other activities that provide an informal cultural component to the French curriculum.

On the other side of the house is the North Quad and Science Center. Like all the language-based program houses, students should have some French speaking ability, anywhere from beginner to fluent.