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COMMUNICATION 

Have the ability to communicate effectively in a multi-cultural world while developing  a better ear for listening and distinguishing the meaning from discreet sounds. 

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CULTURE

 Gain a profound understanding of other cultures while fostering an appreciation for your own. Learning another language provides opportunities for enriched interpersonal exchanges and experiences.

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CONNECTIONS

Give yourself a competitive edge and a distinct advantage in the global market. Studies have shown that 6 out of 10 employers give extra credit to students who have some type of international experience.


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BROOKE B. | Journalism & Italian

“I encourage other students to look beyond where they are and try to embrace multiple cultures. It is nearly impossible to visit any city in Northwest Arkansas without meeting people who speak multiple languages.”

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ROSE S. | International Business & Japanese

 “I was able to order food and communicate with   people to get directions, while visiting various countries. Language learning has definitely encouraged me to step outside of my comfort zone.”

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IAN G. | German & Chemistry

“U of A’s German program does something that I see a lot of departments all across campus fail at: prepare you for facing the prospect of competing for a job.”

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MIKENNA M. | Spanish & Middle Eastern Studies

“Learning a second language, no matter what it is, is one of the best things you can do because it opens so many doors personally and professionally."

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GRANT H. | Accounting & Chinese

“ “I have nowhere near the proficiency that I would like to have, but my 16-year-old self would be amazed at the opportunities that language learning has afforded me.”

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KASSIDY J. | Economics & Japanese

“I now have a certification that could potentially open-up a number of career paths that will allow me to use my skills.”

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ZACHARY T. | Enviromental Science & Chinese

"The Chinese faculty promote student success and will do anything to uplift their students. The professors are always available, and the language lab offers students a more intimate learning experience.”

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RICHARD T. | Middle Eastern Studies

“I strongly recommend that anyone who enjoys traveling, meeting interesting people or just simply searching for a different perspective on the world, to make the effort to study a second language.”

EXPLORE OUR PROGRAMS

The Department of World Languages offers courses in 11 different languages, with minors in Arabic, Chinese, French, German Japanese, and Spanish, and majors in French, German, Spanish, and Classical Studies.