Department of

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 literatures and cultures or check out some of our student opportunities.

 

Please note our special fundraising campaign for the Chris Miller ’14 Study Abroad Fund, running now through June 2018, and consider donating.

In Video
In Pictures

Video Spotlight

  • Elena Deanda, associate professor of Spanish and Director of the Black Studies Program, will give a talk at the Lit House on Feb. 14 about “The Poetics of Eros.”

  • Gabrielle James ’13 has never stopped exploring since graduating from Washington College, but she’s finally slowed down enough to take the next step in her goal of becoming a pediatric neurosurgeon—starting medical school.

  • Kevin Mackenzie ’18, an environmental studies and Hispanic studies major, spent three weeks this summer immersed in the native ecosystems and culture of Ecuador for an Environmental Field Course. This is Kevin’s experience, in his words.
  • Yale translator and author Alice Kaplan will help us get familiar with the story behind Albert Camus and The Stranger
  • Students in FRS 412 created a bilingual website to explore the story of a would-be assassin.