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Intercultural Living Exchange

The Intercultural Living Exchange (ILE) Living-Learning Community (LLC) is an innovative program that incorporates linguistic and cultural components while promoting diversity, student-faculty interaction and service learning, three vital elements in the fostering of student success at UMBC. The ILE LLC helps students develop the intercultural competencies they will need to face the challenges of our global world.

What to expect from the Intercultural Language Exchange LLC:

  • An immersive cultural and/or language experience
  • Development of cultural communication skills and appreciation of diversity
  • Graduate and upper-class peer mentoring
  • Support and advice from program faculty
  • Course connections: MLL 299 and MLL 430

Contact Information:

Marie Deverneil at or 410-455-2711

Fontella Bateman at or 410-455-2109

 To Apply:

New Incoming First-Year Students:

Current UMBC Residential Students:

  • Complete the Residential Life Housing Application by the published Housing Selection deadline AND contact the LLC Coordinator directly to seek permission to return to the LLC.

To learn more about ILE click here!