World Languages and Cultures Department


Learn languages, explore different cultures, and travel all over the world.

Our students are adventure seekers, bridge-builders, and cross-cultural communicators. In our program, you can choose from a variety of courses, including culture, civilization, literature, linguistics, film, art, business terminology, conversation, and translation. With plenty of personalized attention from our outstanding faculty, you will leave with linguistic proficiency and a substantial cultural awareness of your region of choice.

The opportunities for our graduates are boundless, at home and abroad. We are here to help you flourish.


Study Abroad

With options on four continents and in over a dozen countries, Saint Mary’s offers numerous opportunities to study overseas. Japan, Ireland, Mexico—find the program that’s right for you!

School and Department Information

David Bird - Department Chair
(925) 631-8102

Ana Ramirez - Dept. Assistant
(925) 631-4989