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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!
Creating Global Community
English as a Second Language (ESL) graduates bridge language gaps abroad, across our state and on our campus.Learn More
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Would You Like to Earn a Spanish Certificate Perfect for the Business World?
NC State University is one of a few American universities that has consistently offered Spanish certifications for almost two decades, thanks to a longstanding partnership between the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures and the Cámara de Comercio de Madrid (Madrid's Chamber of Commerce) and Universidad Alcalá de Henares.
Student Receives Udall Scholarship for Leadership in Environmental Issues
Meredith Bain is a 2018 recipient of the highly-regarded Udall Scholarship, an award that recognizes undergraduates for their leadership, public service and commitment to issues related to Native American nations or to the environment.
Meet Some of Our Outstanding 2018 Graduates
Lucia Planchon, M.A. in Foreign Languages and Literatures (Hispanic Linguistics Track) among nearly 1,000 Humanities and Social Sciences undergraduate and graduate students who earned NC State diplomas for their hard work.