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Department of

World Languages and Cultures

“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.


Chris Miller ’14 Study Abroad Fund

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Video Spotlight

  • A new minor offers an interdisciplinary approach to medieval and early modern studies.
  • The French Culture Club organized a crêpes and macaron sale, raising hundreds of dollars for displaced refugees.

  • With scholarship funding from Pi Delta Phi, the national French honor society, Maria Betancur Cardona ’20 has been selected to study at the American University in Paris this summer.

  • Members of the local Spanish-speaking community have found an ally in a Washington College student who helps them overcome language barriers.

  • Landing a job at National Geographic even before she had graduated, Rachel Brown ’16 hit the ground learning and hasn’t slowed down yet.