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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; 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 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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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

Hispanic Studies Professors Host Annual Regional Linguistics Conference
Posted on 11 February 2016 | 11:48 am
Drs. Hilary Barnes and Ricard Viñas-de-Puig hosted the annual SLINKI (Spanish Linguistics in North Carolina) / SLISE (Spanish Linguistics in the South East) conference in the Jewish Studies Center of the College of Charleston on February 6, 2016.  The event enjoyed  collaboration from multiple departments, to include several students who presented their research posters: Tori Akerley, Carmen BensVega, Cinamon […]
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Winter 2016 Issue of Journal _Decimonónica_ Published, Dr. Gómez is Co-Editor
Posted on 10 February 2016 | 3:51 pm
Just published is the winter 2016 issue of Decimonónica, an academic peer-reviewed journal that is co-edited and co-directed by Dr. Michael Gómez.
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