Modern Languages Department

In Search of Chinese PiratesIn Search of Chinese Pirates
Tyler P. Parham '15
During the 2nd semester of the 2013-14 academic year, I participated in a study abroad program at Fudan University, located in Shanghai, China, through IES Abroad (Institute for the International Education of Students). While I was there, I studied Chinese, diplomacy, anthropology, and economics.Studying a language in another country is one of the best things that you can do. Being fully immersed in a particular culture and being able to just walk outside your apartment and to converse in a different language is an unbelievable experience and one that will truly change you. Full Story...


NEW! Placement tests for incoming freshmen

Courses in French, German, Spanish, Chinese, and Russian help students build command of the spoken and written word while gaining an understanding of the culture of other civilizations. Stressing an active teaching style, the Modern Languages department encourages immersion in the languages and offers a variety of opportunities for study-abroad experiences.

Table Francaise, Stammtisch, and Mesa de Espanol in Settle Hall

Table Francaise, Stammtisch, and Mesa de Espanol in Settle Hall