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About

Department of Modern Languages and Literatures

Fourth Floor, Stein Hall
Phone: 508-793-2447
Fax: 508-793-3708
Chair: Claudia Ross
Administrative Assistant: Carolyn Leeman

Study Abroad and Study Away

Foreign language proficiency and cultural knowledge are a crucial component of your 21st Century skill set. Study abroad/study away is your fast-track to language proficiency, and programs are available for all modern languages taught at the College across Europe, Asia, Africa, and the United States.

Learn more about study abroad.

Foreign Language Assistants Program

Foreign language assistants (FLAs) conduct language “practica,” or small group practice sessions, which are an integral part of language courses. Oral practice, real life simulations and interaction with native speakers offer students a way to increase their fluency while gaining insight into the contemporary world of their FLA’s native countries and communities.

Learn more and meet the Foreign Language Assistants.

Interdisciplinary Opportunities

Explore your interests and expand the scope of your studies by combining Modern Languages and Literatures majors and minors with other disciplines and interdisciplinary programs, including:

You can also incorporate language study in a self-designed major through the Center for Interdisciplinary Studies.

Beyond the Classroom

Vibrant cultural programming introduces students to a range of cultural traditions, intellectual perspectives and social practices. Lecture and debates, trips to museums and restaurants, and celebrations of national holidays are only some examples of the opportunities each program offers its students.