Languages and Cultures

Language is the key to cultural agility

Our programs

Language study is foundational. Exploring a new language helps students develop their intercultural agility to make meaningful connections with diverse local and global communities. Proficiency in modern languages empowers students to communicate ideas and navigate situations in any context. Proficiency in classical languages offers access to ancient cultures and the linguistic building blocks of English and science.


Why Study Languages and Cultures at CSB+SJU?

As perennial leaders in the number of students who study abroad, CSB and SJU provide an outstanding platform for the study of languages and cultures. Our students deeply value other cultures and immerse themselves in them, becoming the intercultural translators the world needs. Bennies and Johnnies in the Languages and Cultures Department are reflective and transformative leaders who care about building communities – both local and global.


Program Overview

Language proficiency opens doors to study, work and service around the world. Exploring a new language promotes a deeper understanding of self and others. It prepares students for careers in education, writing, business, medicine, law and the arts.

Chinese  Classics  English as a Second Language  French  German  Japanese

Meet the Profs

Helping you find your voice


Hands-on Learning

Study abroad opportunities, on-campus affinity clubs, networking, tutoring and job opportunities

Student Resources

Life as a Languages and Cultures Major

Our mission is to educate versatile communicators who engage in a multi-lingual world

Learning Outcomes