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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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Discrimination's ‘Back Door': Tackling Language Bias on Campus
North Carolina State University has a long tradition of sociolinguistic research. Walt Wolfram, a sociolinguist and another of Educating the Educated's directors, established the North Carolina Language and Life Project in 1993 to study the state's varied languages, dialects, and accents. Walt Wolfram, English, and the Language and Life Project at NC State featured.
Study Abroad Inspires Global Pursuits
For NC State alumna Megan (McNulty) Le, study abroad was the catalyst for a global career and the lifelong pursuit of international experiences. As an Alexander Hamilton Scholar, Le studied Business Management and Latin American Studies while minoring in Spanish, earning her dual degrees from Poole College of Management and the College of Humanities and Social Sciences in 2002. A study abroad program in Costa Rica during the summer of 2001 sparked a desire in her to do something different and expand her worldview.
2016 NC Latin American Film Festival Opens September 15
The 2016 NC Latin American Film Festival opens Thursday September 15 with Brazil's official entry to the Academy Awards, Que hora ela volta? (Second Mother) from director Anna Muylaert. In its 30th Anniversary edition, the festival will also feature films and shorts from Argentina, Colombia, Cuba, Ecuador, Guatemala, Mexico, and US Latinos/as, highlighting cross-cultural connections between the Andes, Meso-America, and the Amazon.