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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

  • Chris Miller ’14, a biology major fluent in Spanish, helps local Hispanic families navigate the community health care system.
  • After an internship that gave him hands-on, Spanish-speaking business experience in Santiago, Chile, Ryan Bankert ’13 landed a full-time job with a global firm that has branches in his favorite place—Latin America.
  • 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.
  • 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).