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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

  • 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.
  • Traveling to ancient places in the Navajo Nation as part of Washington College’s Southwest Seminar, Rachel Brown ’16 is studying how losing and reclaiming a language influences a culture and its people. 

  • Chris Miller ’14, a biology major fluent in Spanish, helps local Hispanic families navigate the community health care system.
  • 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.