A World of Possibilities

Learn a new language. Learn a new culture. Studying with us is the first step to removing boundaries and pushing limits. Become a student of the world.

Why WLC?

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Our mission is to help students not only become proficient in a foreign language, but to think critically about the world and immerse themselves in new cultures. We’ll encourage you to travel, study abroad, conduct research and embrace diversity.

By studying in NC State's Department of World Languages and Cultures, you won’t just learn about different ways of life. You’ll live them!

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Congrats, 2022 Graduates and Award Recipients!

You are the bright future of a global society. Our department can't wait to see how you continue to think and do.

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COVID-19 Resources

Practice Your Language at Home

Check out these podcasts, apps, videos and websites. Many of them are fun and free!

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Resources for the Semester

Check out these helpful links for students who need internet access for the semester.

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Project Go at NC State

Project Global Officer, a language program funded by the Department of Defense, promotes critical language education, a study abroad experience and intercultural dialogue opportunities for ROTC students. 

Sign up for the first webinar (November 17, 2020, 3:00 PM ET) for 2021 applicants here

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