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.
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 voiceFaculty
Study abroad opportunities, on-campus affinity clubs, networking, tutoring and job opportunitiesStudent Resources
Life as a Languages and Cultures Major
Our mission is to educate versatile communicators who engage in a multi-lingual worldLearning Outcomes
Coming Spring 2023
CSB and SJU named one of three Minnesota sites for prestigious French film festival.
2022-23 Albertine Cinémathèque Film Festivals
Watch for more details to come on films, times and locations.
Languages and Cultures Majors After Graduation
College of Saint Benedict
Saint John’s University
Chair, Languages and Cultures Department
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SJU Quad 253A