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School of Languages, Cultures and World Affairs

Welcome to the School of Languages, Cultures, and World Affairs (LCWA). We offer degree programs in African American Studies; Archaeology; Classical Studies; French, Francophone, and Italian Studies; German and Russian Studies; Hispanic Studies; International Studies; Jewish Studies; and Latin American and Caribbean Studies. We invite you to look at our mission and vision statement to gain a greater understanding of our School and its global orientation. We are committed to providing our students with the educational experience they need to become citizens of the world in the 21st century. more

Message from Interim Dean Tim Johnson

Timothy JohnsonAs Interim Dean is it my pleasure to welcome you to the College of Charleston and the School of Languages, Cultures, and World Affairs (LCWA), a place where students, faculty, and our community come together to explore and engage the world. We are a School centered in humanity and interdisciplinarity – reaching out through multiple perspectives to others, we find our own selves enriched. LCWA is education and impact beyond boundaries.  Read More

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The School of Languages, Cultures, and World Affairs was born of a desire to formalize the College's commitment to global education. LCWA is home to the most comprehensive undergraduate foreign language program in the Southeast. 
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Video Highlight Massimo Maggiari
Professor of Italian Studies
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where he conducts field research about Roald Amundsen and the Northwest Passage.
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The College of Charleston study abroad program in Havana, Cuba is designed for students majoring or minoring in Spanish, Latin American Caribbean Studies, International Studies and or others who can apply this study towards their degree program.  (2:44)  Video Icon
Video HighlightStudents Study Abroad in Brazil
College of Charleston student Casey Wadsworth traveled to Brazil for college credit and to experience life outside of the United States for the first time.
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LCWA World Affairs Colloquium Series w ith the World Affairs Council of Charleston presents “The Dust of Kandahar”
Posted on 13 March 2018 | 9:28 am
April 5th 6:30pm Wells Fargo Auditorium Ambassador Addleton will talk about his most recent book, The Dust of Kandahar: A Diplomat Among Warriors in Afghanistan. Providing a personal account of one diplomat’s year of service in America’s longest war, he describes the everyday human drama of the American soldiers, government officials, religious leaders and others […]
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LCWA World Cultures Fair 2018!
Posted on 12 March 2018 | 10:08 am
The LCWA World Cultures Fair will be held on March 29th from 11:00am – 2:00pm in the Stern Center Garden! There will be food, music, performances, art, and more! International CofC Clubs and LCWA programs will be out there too! Don’t miss out on the fun and exciting event at the College!  
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