Housing & Campus Services

Dallas International University is located on the campus of the International Linguistic Center (ILC), often referred to as the “Center.”  Many of the services and facilities available to Center personnel are also made available to DIU students.  *Please contact each office or department directly for more information as these services are not owned or operated by DIU.

The SIL Housing Office offers a variety of housing options to accommodate singles, couples, and families. The Guest House (Dorm) costs about $550/month per person for a shared room ($825/month for a private room) and includes weekday lunch at the dining hall, internet, and all utilities. The apartments and mobile homes cost between $780-$1,500/month (plus utilities) per family. Price and included amenities vary by property. These family units fill up fast so be sure to make your reservations early.

For prices, reservations, and other questions regarding SIL Housing please contact:

7500 W. Camp Wisdom Rd.
Dallas, TX 75236
(972) 708-7426

Just visiting? SIL Housing also serves campus visitors. Call or email for availability and pricing.  There are also several area hotels available within a 10 min drive of the campus.

Interested in off-campus housing?  Follow this link to view apartment complexes near our campus.

dining-hallThe dining hall is open each weekday during the lunch hour (Noon – 12:45 PM).  There is a weekly menu for hot meals and sandwiches. Soup and salad options are usually available daily.

Weekday lunch meals are included in the housing cost for residents of the Guest House (Dorm).  Many people use prepaid dining hall cards (for a discount) or pay cash to purchase their meal.  Students can also bring their lunch, buy a side item, or join friends in eating their meal in the dining hall.

The SIL Health Clinic is open most weekday mornings and is a wonderful resource for affordable health needs. Services are offered at a discounted rate. The clinic does not file with insurance companies for you. The clinic is considered “in network” for students with insurance through Wycliffe Bible Translators.

The Health Clinic hours are now M,W,Th,F mornings 8:30 AM–12:00 PM and Tuesday afternoons 1:30–4:30 PM. For rates and other questions regarding health services contact:

SIL Health Services
7500 W Camp Wisdom Rd
Dallas, TX 75236
(972) 708-7408


While the ILC no longer offers childcare onsite, there are several reliable options nearby which our families have used and can recommend.

– Duncanville First Baptist Church Mother’s Day Out

First Methodist School Duncanville

– Matthew Road Baptist Church Preschool Academy of Westchester

Parents looking for babysitters may request to join an ILC babysitting group chat by contacting any other young parents on campus who can then add them.

Woods & Trails

The International Linguistic Center (ILC) is surrounded by several miles of hiking trails (owned and maintained by the Center). Each trail varies in difficulty and distance so be sure to stop by the Mahler Building welcome desk for a map before heading out.

Volleyball Court

There is a sand volleyball court located next to the childcare facilities in front of the Guest House. Games and scrimmages are often arranged informally by students. Some students also enjoy playing Ultimate Frisbee and Soccer on the open field behind the Key Building.

Swimming Pool

The outdoor swimming pool is open all summer for ILC residents, personnel, DIU students, and members of organizations affiliated with the Center. Pool membership is included with a lease at ILC housing. Others may buy a weekly, monthly, or seasonal membership at the Mahler Building welcome desk.

There are several other offices and organizations located on campus that make their services and activities available to Dallas International students.  Some even post events and workshops on bulletin boards around campus.  Please feel free to contact them directly or email Dallas International’s Dean of Students to get connected (dean-students@diu.edu).

SIL Global Publishing Services online bookstore – http://www.sil.org/resources/publications/about OR publications_intl@sil.org
Wycliffe Recruitment Ministries – Tim Scanlon – tel. 262-894-7094 or email Tim_Scanlon@wycliffe.org
Pioneer Bible Translators Recruitment – tel. 214-699-4221 (7255 W Camp Wisdom Rd, across the street from the ILC)