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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

Department of Hispanic Studies Launches New International Journal
Posted on 14 July 2015 | 9:10 pm
Hispanic Studies Review (HSR) invites submissions for its inaugural issue to be published in Fall 2016. HSR is an international refereed journal published twice a year by the Department of Hispanic Studies at the College of Charleston. The journal welcomes submissions on cultural studies, applied and theoretical linguistics, and the literatures of the Spanish-speaking worlds and their contact zones. HSR particularly […]
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Dr. Colomina Appointed New Director of LACS
Posted on 7 July 2015 | 1:04 pm
Professor Lola Colomina-Garrigós has been appointed the new Director of the Latin American and Caribbean Studies program effective July 2015.
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