For the 2018-2019 year, students must submit the Shea House application directly to the housing department's website. Applications for the 2018-2019 Academic year opened on October 6th, 2017, and will close on November 7th, 2017. Please refer to the FAQ if there are any unaddressed questions. If your question on resident selection has not been answered please contact the faculty representatives of the language program. All other inquiries should be addressed to the House Director, Tomoko Marshall.
Language Assistant Application
Shea House seeks Language Assistants (LAs) to live and work in the various language blocks. LAs must have either native or near-native fluency in the block's language. LAs receive free room and board in the Shea House. Duties require approximately 5 hours per week and include:
- running a weekly "corner" or "table" for one hour in which all residents in the language group are required to participate.
- engaging in dinner conversations with your language group for approximately half an hour per night, Monday through Thursday.
- organizing cultural events for Shea House residents, and coordinating the events with other Language Assistants and House Staff.
In addition, each LA will meet with their Language Coordinator on a biweekly basis to discuss upcoming activities. LAs as a group will meet with the House Director on a biweekly basis to review past and future activities, and will participate in biweekly meetings of the Shea House Government.
Applications should be submitted via email to firstname.lastname@example.org
LA applications for the 2018-2019 academic year will be due on November 7th, 2017.
The application for the position of Language Assistant can be downloaded here: http://www.virginia.edu/housing/applications.php.
When the LA application is filled out it must be submitted to email@example.com.