Casa Hispana

Become fluent in Spanish while living on campus!

La Casa Hispana

La Casa Hispana (The Spanish House) is a residential living and learning community located in a historic house on campus at 8 Bull Street.

Designed to provide an immersive environment for the study and understanding of the Spanish language and culture, Casa Hispana welcomes all returning students with an interest in Spanish. Applicants must have a minimum of four semesters of Spanish (Spanish 202) or have a minimum proficiency equivalent.

Residents must declare a major or minor in Spanish and speak Spanish at all times in the house. In addition, students living in the house are responsible for hosting 2-3 cultural events per semester. 

La Casa Hispana is managed by Campus Housing and students must complete a housing application to be considered for the house. 

Visit the Campus Housing site for historic house rates and La Casa Hispana amenities.

Apply to Casa Hispana

Applications to live at Casa Hispana include the following:

  • Submit the application form
  • Submit a recommendation form from a past or current Spanish teacher familiar with your work.
  • Participate in an interview with the Casa Hispana Committee
  • Sign a form agreeing to speak Spanish at all times while at the house (available during the interview)


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Scholarship Opportunity

The Department of Hispanic Studies offers a Casa Hispana Scholarship, a partial scholarship which contributes $2,000 to the cost of one academic year’s residence in La Casa Hispana ($1,000 per semester). The award is merit and financial need-based and is granted to one current undergraduate Spanish major or minor at the College of Charleston.

For more information for Spanish-speaking residents, please contact Prof. Devon Hanahan.

Contact Prof. Devon Hahahan