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Benefits to learning another language extend far beyond vocabulary. Multilingualism empowers us to seek exciting career opportunities around the globe, using language as a key to open new doors in many different fields.

Languages Broaden Your Horizon

Students who fluently speak a world language, study abroad and build expertise in a second field develop promising career opportunities.

Where do I start?

Taking the language placement test is a great idea while your high school language is still fresh in your mind. This guide will determine your next class.

Department Scholarships

Scholarships in the Department of World Languages and Literatures can either require an application, submission of essay or poetry, or be granted by faculty nominations.

Peer-to-Peer Support

World Language tutors are available each week to assist with course material. Make friends with other learners!

Our Majors

The Department of World Languages and Literatures offers majors in Spanish and German and courses in Chinese, French, German, Japanese, Russian, and Spanish, and Teaching English as a Second Language.
“It helps shape your world view. Living abroad you learn to appreciate others at a new level and develop more acceptance and understanding for others.”
Ellie Mancheski, ’12 German Teaching Major

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Connect Globally

Global Seal of Biliteracy

Earn an internationally recognized language credential in Spanish, German, French, Russian, Japanese, or Chinese.

Fulbright Fellowships

Our Fulbright Fellowships, sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, offer a range of funding possibilities for American students interested in pursuing studies outside of the United States.

English as a Second Language (ESL)

Demand for ESL teachers in Wisconsin is greater than the supply and projections indicate ESL opportunities are likely to grow. The state of Wisconsin requires licensure in ESL beyond teacher certification, but for students not pursuing teacher certification an ESL minor is another option.

Connect with Faculty

The Department of World Languages and Literatures offers student-centered courses and deep connections with faculty.

International Student Exchange – Dokkyo

Dokkyo Exchange Program

Culture, education, and nature mix together in our enriching exchange program with Dokkyo University. Walk the beautiful forests and beaches. Talk with people in the heart of America. Make lifelong friendships. Your teachers, UWSP student counselors, and your own home stay family will be your guides.