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Study Abroad Makes the World Your Classroom
"While studying abroad in France I was given the opportunity to meet people from different countries.""While studying abroad in France I was given the opportunity to meet people from different countries." [...]
Alum Rediscovers Formula One Racing While Studying Abroad in Perugia, Italy
Alum Davis Mooney ('14 Mechanical Eng.) comes from a place where impressive sightseeing is not uncommon. His hometown, Lookout Mountain, TN is a small mountain town on the Tennessee-Georgia border a few miles North of Rock City, the famed rock formation from which — according to legend — up to six different states can be seen. [...]
ESL Section Welcomes Three New Instructors
The ESL Section of the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures is excited to welcome three new instructors this fall: Bethany Bradshaw (MA, NCSU) Juliana Kocsis (MA, NCSU) Kelly Michels (MA, George Mason University, MFA, NCSU). [...]
New Spanish Certificate Helps Health Professionals Communicate Effectively
The Office of Professional Development in conjunction with the Department of Foreign Languages ​​and Literatures is now offering a Certificate in Spanish for Health Professionals. [...]
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Majors

  • French

    French

  • German

    German Studies

  • Spanish

    Spanish

Our Programs

  • Arabic

    Arabic

  • Chinese Studies

    Chinese Studies

  • Classical Studies

    Classical Studies

  • English as a Second Language

    ESL

  • Hindi-Urdu

    Hindi-Urdu

  • Italian

    Italian Studies

  • Japan Langage and Japanese Studies

    Japanese

  • Persian

    Persian

  • Portuguese

    Portuguese

  • Russian Studies

    Russian Studies

  • World Literatures

    World Literature

  • Other Programs

    Other Programs

Welcome to our corner of the world

As a student in NC State’s Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures, 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. 

Our students don’t just learn to recite foreign phrases or conjugate verbs. They learn how to communicate. How to adapt to new cultures and interact with different people. In other words, they learn skills that are priceless in today’s global marketplace -- and they become productive citizens in their own communities as well as around the world. So no matter where your career takes you – from the classroom to the corporate boardroom – you’ll stand out among your peers.

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Where do you want to go?

We teach courses in 15 different languages and offer Bachelor of Arts degrees in French, German Studies and Spanish -- plus an MA in Foreign Languages and minors in 11 languages. In other words, we put the world at your fingertips. Keep browsing and you will find out much much more!