School of Languages, Cultures and World Affairs

Welcome to 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 Program; and Latin American and Caribbean Studies. We invite you to look at our mission and vision statement to gain a greater understanding of our School and its global orientation. We are committed to providing our students with the educational experience they need to become citizens of the world in the 21st century. more

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Each school will be facilitating a momentum program to reengage students through shared responsibilities with the goal of academic, professional, and personal success. 

Adelante! is a one-year scholarship/momentum program designed to help improve academic standing as well as support, challenge, and celebrate students along the path to graduation. The primary goals of Adelante! are the inclusion, retention and well-being of all students. The program features academic advising, professional mentoring, scholarship support, extracurricular programming and interactive peer communities as ways to support students as they navigate the academic experience. Adelante! offers $500 of scholarship support for successful completion. We want to help you CROSS THE CISTERN!

AALANA students are especially encouraged to apply.

Check out more here! 



School News

Posted on 25 January 2021 | 10:43 am
Want to learn more about the John Edwin Mroz Global Leadership Institute? Check out it’s history, programs and learn about the EWI History Project on the new website that has just launched!
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CofC’s M.Ed. in Languages Program share their first-ever newsletter
Posted on 22 January 2021 | 9:14 am
The M.Ed. in Languages Program at the College of Charleston is pleased to share their first-ever newsletter with you! They’re hoping to be able to produce regular newsletters to share information about the ESOL and Spanish graduate programs twice yearly. … Continue reading
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February 11th from 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Christin Stewart '11, quality improvement advisor for Upstream USA, presents "My Career Journey to Public Health: A Convoluted Path that Started in Trujillo" via Zoom. Christin Stewart graduated with [...]
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February 18th from 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Please join us via Zoom for a lecture by Lisa Pearl, professor and chair of language science at the University of California. The scientific study of language includes investigating how this wonderfu [...]
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April 8th from 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Join the School of Languages, Cultures, and World Affairs for the World Affairs Signature Series discussion with bestselling author Nathaniel Philbrick, who will discuss his latest book, In the Hurric [...]
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