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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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Alumna Forges Path for Future Foreign Language Students
At NC State, hardworking students are one of our biggest assets. Mechanical Engineering and German alumna, Maria Withrow, put her more than 10 years of German to the test twice in college, first by studying abroad at the University of Berlin and working in Dusseldorf, and the second time in 2016 while working in Munich. Withrow graduated from NC State in May 2015 and expects to complete her Masters in Industrial Manufacturing and Systems Engineering in May 2017.
ESL Carolyn Quarterman among 2017-2018 DELTA Faculty Fellows
Foreign Languages and Literatures ESL professor Carolyn Quarterman is among this year's recipients of the prestigious DELTA Faculty Fellows Grants.
Meet Some of Our Outstanding 2017 Graduates
Our army of nearly 38,600 Humanities and Social Sciences alumni will grow even larger this spring, as nearly 1,000 of our undergraduate and graduate students earn NC State diplomas for their hard work. Meet a few of our outstanding graduates and see what's next for them after commencement.