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 2012-13 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 new Chinese House with native speaker/lab instructor Lei Chen. There are two double rooms and one single room. The Chinese House residents host events, prepare meals, and improve Chinese speaking ability. The house is located at 216 Vernon Street, just a couple doors away from all the other language houses.