Humanities Building, Room 108
Located less than a block from campus, the college's Japan House is the center of Japan-related activities for the Macalester community. During the 2013-14 academic year, the Japan House is home to the visiting native speaker Junko Fukuoka and three Macalester students interested in improving their Japanese language skills and committed to a communal life with a focus on Japanese food, language, and culture. Residents plan Japan-related activities, such as movie nights and cooking parties, and invite community members to participate. Preference is given to students preparing for or returning from study away. Students not involved in study away activities must stay in the Japan House for the academic year.
THE CHINESE HOUSE
Five students share the Chinese House with 2013-2014 native speaker/lab instructor Sijia Lan. There are two double rooms and one single room. The Chinese House is the site for Chinese celebrations such as the Moon Festival or Chinese New Year. Residents host other events like game night or movie night, prepare authentic meals, and improve their Chinese speaking ability. The house is located at 216 Vernon Street.