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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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Getting a Spanish Business Certificate? No need to go far
NC State offers many opportunities to help students expand their horizons. Within the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures, students have the option to learn a new language while also testing their skills in that language either by joining a language club or study abroad. But, how can you prove your proficiency in a foreign language, say, for job-searching purposes? Well, you could get a certificate of proficiency in that language.
Franklin Scholar Expands STEM Focus with International Studies Degree
Recent NC State graduate Andrea Irving, a Benjamin Franklin Scholar, expanded the scope of her chemical engineering degree through a second major in international studies and minors in Chinese and Spanish.
Dean's Scholars Dream Big with Donor Support
Backed by donors, Humanities and Social Sciences Dean's Scholars are excelling on campus, in communities and abroad.