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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

  • The provocative comedy show “N*gger, Wetb*ck, Ch*nk” has been probing the wounds of racism with humor on college campuses across the country. It arrives at Washington College September 16 as part of Hispanic Heritage Month. The event is free and open to the public.
  • 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. 

  • Thanks to connections she made while studying abroad in Hong Kong, Lily Britt is spending the summer interning at one of the world’s leading supply chain management firms. 

  • Enrique Garcia, an expert on Cuban cinema, talks April 10 about the Oscar nominated 1993 film Strawberry and Chocolate.