Study World Languages and Cultures (WLC) at USI
Declare a World Languages and Cultures Major OR World Languages and Cultures Teaching Major with a French/German/Spanish concentration OR an Anthropology Major at the time of admission!
- No previous language knowledge required.
- Test in credit available – Earn up to 12 credits.
- Transfer students are welcome and easily placed at an appropriate level.
- Develop fluency in Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Japanese and Spanish, and/or pursue a major in Anthropology, or a minor in Classical Studies.
- Explore world cultures through film, business, food, music, literature, and art.
- Secure jobs in highly competitive global markets. Increase marketability with professional certifications in TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) and Cultural Awareness Training (CAT).
- Benefit from native or near-native language tutors, study abroad, field study and internships.
- Participate in events and clubs, including High School Language Bowl, language clubs; Alpha Mu Gamma (National Language Honor Society), International Food Expo, Holiday Sing-Along, Columbus Day Concert, Chinese New Year, Day of the Dead, ethnic food & cooking, language & culture fairs, Multilingual Poetry Readings; scholarly lectures, International Film Festivals, career workshops.
- Boost income and advance a professional career with a double major.
State Accreditation for WLC Teaching Majors:
- WLC Teaching Majors are nationally accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP), grades P-12.
- 15 merit/need-based scholarships available for teaching and languages majors and study abroad.
Study Abroad, Internships and Practicum Opportunities:
- 50+ approved international study abroad opportunities.
- Summer immersion, semester, and year-long programs.