‚ÄčThe Department of World Languages and Cultures provides strong language programs that bring students to the intermediate-high or above levels of proficiencey in the foreign language studied; deepens students' knowledge of the language, literature and culture of the countries where the foreign language is spoken; supports efforts to create a more international environment on campus by promoting study abroad and international cultural activities at the local level; and engages in and disseminates research through regional, national, and international scholarly communities.