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.

 

Chris Miller ’14 Study Abroad Fund

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Video Spotlight

  • 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.
  • 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.

  • Senior Von Rolon-Gonzalez’s independent study showed her new ways of approaching old texts and of making the past accessible to others
  • Elena Deanda, associate professor of Spanish and Director of the Black Studies Program, will give a talk at the Lit House on Feb. 14 about “The Poetics of Eros.”

  • 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.