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

  • Yale translator and author Alice Kaplan will help us get familiar with the story behind Albert Camus and The Stranger
  • Senior Von Rolon-Gonzalez’s independent study showed her new ways of approaching old texts and of making the past accessible to others
  • Traveling on the Cuba Experience class over winter break, Rachel Brown ’16 used a Cater Society grant to develop a unique project with the help of three local Havana women.

  • Conducting collaborative research in the great libraries of Britain and Ireland, Spanish professor Elena Deanda and English major Shannon Neal ’19 examined forbidden literature from the Spanish Inquisition and manuscripts from a 17th-century poet.

  • “Hmong Memory at the Crossroads:” A film screening on Nov. 8 followed by a discussion with the award-winning producer and director.