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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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Hispanic Studies Faculty Collaborate in 65th Annual MIFLC
Posted on 24 November 2015 | 7:08 pm
Sponsored by the College of Charleston’s School of Languages, Cultures and World Affairs, the 65th Annual Mountain Interstate Foreign Language Conference (MIFLC) was held in Charleston on October 15-17, 2015.  Hispanic Studies Faculty collaborated in multiple capacities for this event to include organization and presentation.  Dr. Mark Del Mastro served as the 2015 MIFLC President and […]
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CofC’s and The Citadel’s Chapters of Nat’l Collegiate Hispanic Honor Society Name 2015 S.C. Spanish Teacher of the Year
Posted on 24 November 2015 | 5:31 pm
The College of Charleston’s and The Citadel’s chapters of Sigma Delta Pi, the National Collegiate Hispanic Honor Society, are proud to announce the winner of their 11th annual South Carolina Spanish Teacher of the Year Award for 2015: Elizabeth Carter of Meadow Glen Middle School (Lexington) Congratulations also to the runners-up: Gicela Mondragon of Montesorri School of Anderson […]
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