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Modern Languages

“El que habla dos lenguas vale por dos.”

They say the person who speaks two languages is worth two. And learning a foreign language at Washington College opens up a world of opportunities. Our faculty have traveled and studied in all corners of the globe, and we want our students to do the same.

Learn more about our language programs in French studies, Hispanic studies, German studies and international literature and culture or check out some of our student opportunities.

  

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Recent Stories

  • Lily Britt ’16 has always loved to travel, drawn to the excitement of new experiences and meeting new people. After a year on a Rotary Youth Exchange in France, the die was cast. Lily would follow a career path that always leads back to France.
  • Professor Ken Schweitzer has been initiated as a sacred drummer in the colorful Santeria religion. He’ll share his experiences and his bata drums in a lecture and performance Oct. 1.
  • After a summer internship in Ecuador, during which she did lab research in computational chemistry while immersing fully in Spanish, Misbath Daouda ’15 will present her findings at an international conference in the Galapagos Islands.

  • After Argentinian writer Rodrigo Fresán visited campus in 2010, he published a chronicle about his experience in a newspaper back home in Buenos Aires. The piece inspired Nicolas Campisi ’14 to enroll at Washington College, where he and Hispanic Studies professor Shawn Stein recently translated Fresán’s chronicle into English (see below links to the original Spanish version found in Página/12 and Nicolas’ recent piece in the Washington Magazine about his path to Washington College from the Pampas of Argentina).
  • Peruvian writer Claudia Salazar Jiménez will read in Spanish from her debut novel and talk about gender, political violence and lesbian writing in South America.