Knowing a second language is something that everyone can benefit from. If you want
to travel, you need to know other languages. If you want to be successful in business,
you need to understand other cultures. If you want to conduct research in the international
community, you need to understand the language your peers are speaking. We can help
you reach your goals.
Foreign Language Placement Test
All incoming students are required to take the Placement Test.
undergraduate majors and minors for most of our language programs. A minor is a good choice for students majoring
in international business or who want to have an international aspect to their future
Our graduate program options include master's degrees in Comparative Literature, French, German and Spanish. We
also offer Ph.D. programs in Comparative Literature and Spanish, and MAT degrees in
Foreign Languages with emphasis in French, German, or Spanish.
Canceled study abroad trip leads to new career goals
One week before Josh Hughes planned to study abroad in Ukraine in fall 2022, his trip was canceled because of escalating conflict with Russia. He was disappointed -- until a new opportunity arose in Kyrgyzstan in spring 2023.
Robbie Pokora broadened his global perspective at USC
USC has aided me in developing a global perspective. For the first time, I traveled outside the country to Quito, Ecuador, with a medical service brigade setting up free health clinics in rural, underserved areas treating over 400 patients. I used my Spanish to interpret for providers and patients, record medical histories and translate prescription labels. In the summer of 2022, I completed a pre-medical internship in Seville, Spain, at La Clínica Santa Isabel.
Congratulations to Meagan Heath for winning a Bilinski Fellowship!
Meagan Heath has been awarded a Bilinski Educational Foundation Fellowship.
Josh Hughes has been double awarded for travel to Kyrgyzstan!
Undergraduate RUSS/POLI major Josh Hughes has been awarded a Walker Institute grant and a Magellan grant to conduct archival research this summer in Kyrgyzstan!
Congratulations to publication of the Russian edition of Judy Kalb on the Russia's Rome in Russia. It is about the cultural traditions surrounding Russian imperialism as
seen in the texts of Russian modernist authors. More information
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Learn about how the university is changing to mitigate the effects of the
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