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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 literature and culture or check out some of our student opportunities.


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  • 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. 

  • 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. 

  • After graduating with a double major in chemistry and Hispanic studies, Misbath Daouda ’15 is off to Cambridge, Massachusetts, to be part of a program that’s a huge step closer to her graduate school goal.
  • 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.

  • 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.