Oldenborg International Research and Travel Grants offer financial support to help cover expenses for international research for a senior thesis….learn more.
Do you have a talent for languages? Are you interested in a leadership position that creates community? Apply for a Language Fellow position! Contact the Assistant Director of Oldenborg Center, Leanne Thach for more information.
Prospective Language Residents
The Oldenborg Center for Modern Languages and International Relations serves three unique functions at Pomona College, a liberal arts college of approximately 1500 undergraduate located 35 miles east of Los Angeles. Oldenborg is at once a) a foreign-language residence hall, b) a dining hall, c) an international exchange venue that supports the teaching of modern foreign languages and international relations on campus. Oldenborg houses approximately 120 undergraduate students each academic year; the selection process is competitive and successful applicants must demonstrate both knowledge of, and engagement in, modern foreign languages and international affairs. Oldenborg is divided into six language halls (Chinese, French, German, Japanese, Russian and Spanish). Language Residents, who are native speakers, mentor each hall.
Language Residents are Pomona College staff employees; i.e, they are teaching assistants, not teaching faculty or research scholars. Moreover, since part of Oldenborg’s mission is to provide structured, but still informal, learning opportunities outside the classroom, the majority of work duties performed by Language Residents also takes place outside the classroom and is designed to supplement and enrich the regular academic programming already offered by the College. Language Residents report to the Oldenborg Center Director and, under the Director’s guidance, collaborate with foreign language faculty in structuring and implementing programming that supports engagement with foreign languages and cultures at the College….learn more.