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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 Jewish Studies; International Studies; Latin American and Caribbean Studies; Classical Studies; French, Francophone, and Italian Studies; German and Slavic Studies; and Hispanic 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 the Dean

Portrait - Dean David Cohen David Cohen
Dean of the School of Languages, Cultures and World Affairs
As the saying goes, “Whoever speaks only his mother tongue is stuck in his mother’s world.”  In the 21st century, it is a given that at some point most of us will interact with people who have grown up in another culture and who likely speak a language other than English.  This is certainly true of our students, no matter what career paths they ... read more

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

Dr. Gustavo Ogarrio of the Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana of Mexico Guest Lectures
Posted on 18 April 2014 | 3:06 pm
Professor Gustavo Ogarrio (2nd from left) of the Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana was guest speaker of the Hispanic Studies Distinguished Lecture Series on April 17, 2014.  Following his presentation “Narrar el Instante: Políticas y Poéticas de la Crónica en América Latina,” Dr. Ogarrio was inducted into the prestigious Order of the Discoverers of the National Collegiate […]
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