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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 the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures, you won’t just learn about different ways of life. You’ll live them!
Learning a New Language Improves Your Mind.
Those who speak multiple languages score higher on tests and enjoy better memory and focus than those who don't - The AtlanticRead about it
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Faculty Event Honors Scholars Who Think and Do
Humanities and Social Sciences honored its top scholars who Think and Do on April 27 at the college’s annual awards reception. Department heads from across the college joined Dean Jeff […]
Faculty Revisits Host Family 30 Years After Her Original Study Abroad Experience
Study Abroad changed Jamey Widener's life in 1985, when she met Federico Alba Escolar. He became a close friend that she lost contact with for over twenty years. Their reconnection a few years ago set off a wonderful chain of adventures and experience - leading two families to become close despite an ocean between them. "Study abroad," Jamey believes, "is the gift that keeps giving."
Graduate Student Alex Hyler Receives Sigma Delta Pi Grant
Alex Hyler, Graduate Teaching Assistant and Master's in foreign languages and literatures student, recently received the Sigma Delta Pi Graduate Research Grant. The grant is helping to fund her research in the Yucatan this summer alongside Dr. Jim Michnowicz for her MA research project. There, she will be conducting 12 sociolinguistic interviews in Merida, Yucatan with young (19-20 year-old) monolinguals (Spanish speaking only) and bilinguals (May and Spanish speaking).