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The Department of Foreign Languages offers students of every discipline a wide range of possibilities to engage with world languages and cultures. Experience the intellectual and personal enrichment that comes with learning new languages—Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Latin and Spanish—and encountering the diverse cultures that they represent. Our department offers courses at all levels in German, French and Spanish with the opportunity for study abroad. You can also participate in internships in the community, as well as cocurricular activities such as those organized by the language clubs. Students also have the possibility to publish their creative writing pieces in several languages in Babel, our literary journal. The department features skilled teaching faculty in different fields and much of the faculty’s effort is aimed at enhancing learning through literary and socio-cultural studies as well as technology. We pride ourselves in the high involvement of our students in undergraduate research though programs such as SOAR and Honors. Some of our students in those programs have also received research and teaching Fulbrights.

We prepare our students for success in a globalized world. Whether your interests include international business or cultural and linguistic enrichment, foreign or federal service, non-governmental work or language teaching, we offer major and minor programs that will strengthen your academic and professional profile. We can help you combine specialized language training with interdisciplinary programs of study. Our students can spend a semester abroad through our established exchange programs in Erfurt (Germany), Poitiers (France) and Alicante or Valladolid (Spain). Programs in other countries such as Argentina, Chile, or Peru, are also available for those interested in other countries. Besides the semester abroad required of all Foreign Language majors, we encourage students to participate in our May Terms abroad.


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