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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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Recent Stories

  • Enrique Garcia, an expert on Cuban cinema, talks April 10 about the Oscar nominated 1993 film Strawberry and Chocolate.
  • 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. 

  • In early November, Professor Rebeca Moreno Orama’s “Literature and Law of the Hispanic Caribbean” class took a trip to the Hispanic Division and the Law Library of the Library of Congress. Rachel Brown ’16, who is majoring in hispanic studies and anthropology, reflected on the trip.

  • 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. 

  • The provocative comedy show “N*gger, Wetb*ck, Ch*nk” has been probing the wounds of racism with humor on college campuses across the country. It arrives at Washington College September 16 as part of Hispanic Heritage Month. The event is free and open to the public.