Expand your world
We live in a complex world where global awareness, cultural understanding, and intercultural communication are vital aspects of business, government, and education, indeed of all human interaction.
The study of a foreign language allows for direct access to people and cultures other than your own and helps develop international understanding and sensitivity.
Learn the language, experience the culture
Bestcolleges.org rates WSU as one of the nation's 10 most innovative colleges for foreign language study.
The study of foreign languages at WSU focuses on two goals:
- Proficiency with reading and speaking the language.
- Knowledge of the countries and cultures where the language is spoken.
The Language Learning Resource Center provides the latest in language learning technology, and trained staff are on hand to help.
Study abroad is integrated into the foreign languages curriculum — so you have the priceless experience of living in a country that speaks the language you're studying.
A multipurpose major
Knowledge of a foreign language and its culture is an important tool in a variety of professions.
The foreign languages program makes it easy for you to minor in another subject or even earn a double-major. You can also add a foreign language minor to any major the University offers.
A degree in foreign languages and cultures builds skills that are marketable in any profession:
- Cultural awareness and sensitivity
- Effective written and oral communication
- Reading and listening comprehension
- Critical analysis and problem solving
- Intellectual curiosity
- Time management and organization
Whatever your career goal may be, proficiency in a foreign language can be part of it.