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.

 

Please note our special fundraising campaign for the Chris Miller ’14 Study Abroad Fund, running now through April 27, 2018, and consider donating.

In Video
In Pictures

Video Spotlight

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

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

  • Senior Von Rolon-Gonzalez’s independent study showed her new ways of approaching old texts and of making the past accessible to others