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Come with fresh eyes and mind to study with us, to collaborate, to speak and be heard, to act and celebrate. 

A degree from the School of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures will expand your ability to

  • work with people from a range of cultures,
  • sharpen your social acumen,
  • thoughtfully contribute to dialogues about and within multiple languages and cultures, and
  • speak, read, and write in more than one language.

Learn more about our undergraduate and graduate programs below.

Special Programs

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The Language House Living and Learning Program

Learn about this immersive residential program.


Special Programs in Arabic and Persian

Learn more about special programs in Arabic and Persian.

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Less Commonly Taught Languages

Study a less commonly taught language through the Big Ten Academic Alliance CourseShare program.


The number of different languages you can study at the School of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures.