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School of Languages, Cultures and World Affairs

Welcome to the website for the School of Languages, Cultures, and World Affairs (LCWA). We offer degree programs in African American Studies (new in fall 2014!); Archaeology; Classical Studies; French, Francophone, and Italian Studies; German and Slavic Studies; Hispanic Studies; International Studies; Jewish Studies; and Latin American and Caribbean Studies. We urge you to look at our mission and goals statements to gain a greater understanding of our school. 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 Dean Antonio D. Tillis

Office dean ¡Saludos! I am delighted to greet you as the Dean of the School of Languages, Cultures and World Affairs (LCWA). We are a School that is steeped in the long tradition of providing an exceptional interdisciplinary, liberal arts education with a focus on the world and on the rich history of the Low Country.

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Video Highlights

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
Director of Italian Studies Program
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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

After 15 Years, Cuba Study Abroad Program is as Vital as Ever
Posted on 18 September 2014 | 11:15 am
http://today.cofc.edu/2014/09/18/15-years-cuba-study-abroad-program-vital-ever/ When the College of Charleston launched its study abroad program in Havana, Cuba in summer 2000, travel and relations between the U.S. and Cuba were already difficult. Maintaining the program, which sends about 12 students to Havana each spring, has been challenging and often unpredictable, but it has always been rewarding. Students studying abroad […]
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Hispanic Studies Faculty Transition to New Career Phases
Posted on 3 July 2014 | 12:27 pm
Effective summer 2014, three outstanding faculty members of the Department of Hispanic Studies transitioned to new phases in their professional careers. Dr. Herberto Espinoza, Associate Professor of Spanish, retired as Emeritus Faculty after 27 years of service to the College.  Model teacher, respected scholar and past Chair of the then-Department of Spanish and Italian from […]
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