Language is key to increasing one's understanding of today's world. The internationalization of travel, the arts, media, politics, science and technology, and the economic interdependence of the world's nations have caused a demand for the multilingual professional. This increasingly multinational character of American society itself demonstrates the importance of foreign languages in nearly every occupation.
The Department of Global Languages and Cultures offers Bachelor of Arts degrees in French, German, Italian and Spanish as well as instruction in Arabic, Mandarin Chinese, Latin and Russian. Because immersion is one of the most complete ways to develop language skills, we offer language programs in Costa Rica, France, Germany and Spain.