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Knowledge of languages other than English is vital in the increasingly interconnected world of the twenty-first century. Learning another language has a dramatic impact on one's understanding of how languages and cultures differ, and it even increases one's skill in using one's first language. Studying a foreign language is an excellent choice for students who want to broaden their cultural and critical competence at the same time that they make themselves more competitive in a global job market.

Programs of Study


Minor in Spanish


Minor in Portuguese

Minor in Kiswahili


Minor in French

Minor in Chinese


The department encourages students to study abroad for a summer, a semester, or one academic year. Students may study in Brazil, China, Costa Rica, France, Kenya/Tanzania, Mexico, and Spain.

Join the department as it celebrates world holidays such as Chinese New Year, Hispanic Heritage Month, Lady Liberty Day, and Brazilian Carnival.

International Day at Winston-Salem State University