Department of English and Modern Languages

Modern Languages Major

Student-Centered Flexibility

Students have a number of choices within their individual programs of study. Each student has individual advising and access to mentoring from the Alumni Advisory Board.


Students who choose the Professional Applications option will complete an internship, which takes place in a business or organization in the student’s concentration area, and which will last between two and four months, depending on the student’s profile and availability.

Language Proficiency

All students graduating with the Modern Languages major meet stringent oral and written proficiency requirements.

Study Abroad

Most ML students study abroad, whether in an academic program, or in the context of volunteering or mission. Low-cost options are available. Department-sponsored programs take place in the summer. Semester- or year-long exchange programs in France and Spain make academic study abroad affordable. For more information, see Study Abroad and Exchange Programs.