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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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  • 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.

  • 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. 

  • 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.
  • Eduardo Corral, whose collection Slow Lightning earned acclaim, will read at the Rose O’Neil Literary House Tuesday, Nov. 5.
  • For Charlotte Costa ’14, a Fulbright award to teach English in Mexico brings all she has studied at WC into perfect alignment with her future.