World Languages and Cultures

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<p>Dante Club</p>

Dante Club

<p>International Potluck</p>

International Potluck

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International potluck
Welcome to the department of World Languages and Cultures!  Learn languages, explore different cultures and travel all over the world.

Our students can take courses in culture, civilization, literature, linguistics, film, art, business terminology, conversation and translation. Most upper division courses are taught in the target language, while World Languages and Cultures' courses are taught in English and are open to all undergraduates.

We encourage our students to study abroad during the semester as well as during the summer and January Term. Our programs abroad include Cuernavaca (Mexico), Sevilla (Spain), Aix-en-Provence (France), Rome and Syracuse (Italy), Tokyo (Japan), Berlin (Germany) and Shangai (China).

We offer courses in the following languages:

  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Spanish
Majors Minors
  • French
  • Spanish
  • Italian Studies
  • French
  • Spanish
  • East Asian Studies
  • German Studies
  • Italian Studies

Click here for spring 2017 classes


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World Languages Day

Mandarin Class Presentation

2015 International Potluck Dinner

Friends, Food, and FUN!

Saint Mary's Alumni - Kelly DeBarr, Brandon Pierce, Matt Ringard, and Thuy Phan

World Languages and Cultures Day 2015 Photos

Photo Gallery and Videos from Monday, November 2, 2015.

View Brandon's video taken at the event.

Night in the Piazza - A Venetian Mardi Gras

Saint Mary's played host to an Italian-style “Carnevale” on Wednesday, March 13, complete with costumes, Venetian masks and a real gondola. The merrymakers enjoyed Italian food, music and dance, and a colorful exhibit and video about carnival celebrations around the world in the Art Museum.

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