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Department of

World Languages and Cultures

Programs of study in World Languages and Cultures

Our graduates pursue successful careers in diverse fields: education, international education, journalism, social services, business, international business, economics, government, law, international law, and applied and theoretical sciences. 

Our courses prepare you to live and work in the global community of the 21st century. Our expert professors will give you powerful tools for communicating with people all around the world. But you will also experience language and culture firsthand. At Washington College, you can learn how to dance the flamenco, chat in French over coffee and croissants, make dumplings, and plan a real Oktoberfest meal. 

The Department of World Languages and Cultures will help you prepare for your role in the world after college, whatever, and wherever, that might be.

French Studies

Hispanic Studies 



In the News

  • Members of the local Spanish-speaking community have found an ally in a Washington College student who helps them overcome language barriers.

  • Landing a job at National Geographic even before she had graduated, Rachel Brown ’16 hit the ground learning and hasn’t slowed down yet.

  • With scholarship funding from Pi Delta Phi, the national French honor society, Maria Betancur Cardona ’20 has been selected to study at the American University in Paris this summer.

  • The French Culture Club organized a crêpes and macaron sale, raising hundreds of dollars for displaced refugees.

  • A new minor offers an interdisciplinary approach to medieval and early modern studies.