The Polyglot or World Languages Floor is a community for students who are eager to explore languages other than English, to speak them as much as possible, and to share their passion for multilingual experiences with other students and faculty mentors.  The Polyglot Floor is open to all students who wish to engage with world languages currently taught at Elon (Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Italian, Latin, and Spanish).

Typically, there are larger communities of students studying French, Spanish and Italian, but we are excited to build clusters of students learning all of the languages that Elon offers.


Explore the Polyglot Syllabus 2019-2020

Cultural Linguistic Mentors

The Polyglot Floor is home to Cultural Linguistic Mentors (CLMs)—native or near native speakers who serve as peer mentors in the different target languages. Living on the Polyglot Floor offers students the opportunity to speak the various target languages with friends and faculty mentors, to explore multicultural perspectives, and to take advantage of all of the exciting intellectual and community-building experiences of the Global Neighborhood. If you are interested in applying for this unique mentorship opportunity, please speak with the Polyglot LLC Advisors for more information.

Where is it located?

Global Neighborhood, 4th floor of Global D, Zambezi House

What does the floor include?

  • single and double bedrooms (stand-alone or suites)
  • wireless internet
  • cable TV
  • laundry facilities
  • common room with kitchenette

Who lives here?

All students are equally welcome! At least half of the rooms each year will be reserved for incoming first-year Elon students. Residents must have completed at least one year of study of their chosen language(s) in high school or be enrolled in the course at Elon.

Residents are expected to take pride in the Polyglot Floor. Students should have a positive attitude toward cross-cultural living and communication, contribute to the academic goals of the house, and maintain the cooperative spirit of the house.

How do I apply?

Visit this page for more information.


For more information, contact the Polyglot Floor LLC Faculty Advisors: