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

  • As a battalion surgeon with the U.S. Army Special Forces, Ian May ’03 serves with—and provides medical care for—America’s most elite soldiers.
  • The ninth annual Día de Fútbol (Day of Soccer) was held on April 17 in Kirby Stadium. Día de Fútbol is an outreach event for the Spanish speaking community surrounding Washington College. All children are invited to come with their families and friends to play soccer, read books, talk in English and Spanish, and get to know students and professors at Washington College.
  • 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.

  • 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.
  • 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.