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As a student in World Languages and Cultures, your education isn't confined to a classroom. It spans every corner of the globe. And that's a good thing, because once you earn your degree you'll be prepared for an exciting career that could take you anywhere. 

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Our Program is Diverse

We offer courses in 14 different languages--Arabic, Ancient Greek, Chinese, English as a Foreign Language, French, German, Hindi-Urdu, Italian, Japanese, Latin, Persian, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish--Search the Course Catalog to see a full course listing. We offer a major with six different language concentration options, more than 10 minors, an MA in Foreign Languages and Literatures (tracks in French, Spanish and TESOL), and specialized certifications. And that's not even counting the specialized courses on topics from business Spanish to world literature to Hindi. Begin with the FL* 101 course if you haven't studied the language before. If you would like to continue with a language you have previously studied take the placement test.

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Our Students Explore the World

With study abroad programs in Austria, France, Italy, Mexico, Peru and Spain, our students have every opportunity to travel the globe and immerse themselves in new cultures. 

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Our Faculty Members are Top-Notch

They're mentors, thought leaders, innovators, and - above all - professors. Our faculty members are as renowned for their ability to build relationships with students as they are for their prestigious fellowships and research. 

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Our Alumni Make us Proud

Want proof? Just take a look at some of these alumni profiles to see what's been happening in their worlds. We hope one day you'll join them. 

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