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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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Video HighlightCasa Hispana
The Casa Hispana is a home where students studying Spanish can learn and grow with peers. The Casa Hispana hosts numerous events each semester and is welcome to all students interested in expanding their Spanish speaking skills.
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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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School News

College of Charleston Hosts 84th Meeting of SECOL
Posted on 13 March 2017 | 10:16 am
Due to the efforts of Drs. Ricard Viñas-de-Puig (Organizer) and Elizabeth Martínez-Gibson (Co-Organizer), the College of Charleston sponsored the 84th Meeting of the Southeastern Conference on Linguistics on March 8-11, 2017.  CofC students Bethany Blamphin and Torrie Buchanan also collaborated with their research presentations.  Click here for the complete conference program. The following co-sponsored this […]
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LCWA World Affairs Colloquium Series Spring 2017
Posted on 6 March 2017 | 3:38 pm
On Thursday, April 13th at 4:30pm the School of Languages, Cultures, and World Affairs will be hosting its 2nd World Affairs Colloquium Series. Ambassador Cameron Munter, Chief Executive Officer and President of the EastWest Institute will be presenting “The New Diplomacy: In the Trump Era“. Ambassador Munter has been a career diplomat, serving in some […]
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Give To What You Love
Posted on 2 March 2017 | 2:21 pm
Midnight on February 28, 2017 ended the Give To What You Love campaign. This was the first year that LCWA participated in this campaign. LCWA’s goal was to reach a total of 40 donors by the end of the campaign and not only did LCWA reach 40 they surpassed it! LCWA had a total of […]
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Bethany Blamphin, Spanish Major, to Present at Conference
Posted on 24 February 2017 | 9:36 am
Bethany Blamphin, Spanish major, will present her project “Intercultural Competence in the Language Classroom: Practices and Beliefs of Foreign Language Teachers in the US” at the annual Colonial Academic Alliance Undergraduate Research Conference at Elon University on March 31 – April 1, 2017.
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