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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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Spanish Club Helps Students Engage with the World
Learning a new language can be a fun, challenging, and life-changing experience. From understanding grammar to learning new vocabulary, it can be truly rewarding when one finally has a functional grasp of it all and can use it in a meaningful way in everyday situations. But the study of languages goes beyond the pure structural means for communication.
Study Abroad Program Brings Smiles to Elementary School in Urubamba, Peru
Studying abroad is one of many amazing opportunities that students experience during their time at NC State if they so choose. One program that stands out is Study Abroad in Peru overseen by professors Kay Villa-Garcia and Leonardo (Leo) Villa-Garcia. In this program students spend six weeks improving their Spanish communication skills, immersing themselves in the culture, and, most important, taking part in a community service project at an elementary school in Urubamba, near Cuzco.
Hispanic Linguistics Releases New Videos Highlighting Spanish-Language Identity and Maintenance in North Carolina
The Hispanic Linguistics program, in collaboration with the North Carolina Language and Life Project, recently released two new videos that highlight Spanish-language identity and maintenance in the Tar Heel state, featuring Foreign Languages and Literatures professors Drs. Jim Michnowicz and Rebecca Ronquest, as well as several graduate students.