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


 Adelante! (Crossing the Cistern), LCWA

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.

Program Eligibility: 

  • LCWA major or minor
  • Sophomores and Juniors
  • GPA between 1.8 - 2.8
  • One-year commitment


The application deadline is July 15, 2021, 11:59p.m.

To apply click here (you have to be logged in with your CofC Google account):

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact Dr. Christina García, Assistant Professor of Hispanic Studies and Director of Adelante! for the School of Languages, Cultures, and World Affairs (

School News

Mroz Global Leadership Inaugural Convening
Posted on 31 May 2022 | 1:11 pm
The Mroz Global Leadership Institute held its Inaugural Convening in March 2022. More than 60 domestic and international guests came to the College of Charleston for two full days of talks and panel discussions on the topics of leadership, diplomacy, … Continue reading
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LCWA Awards Ceremony 2022
Posted on 19 May 2022 | 9:43 am
Faculty Awards: Dean’s Excellence Award for Faculty Research: Jen Gerrish Irina Erman Graeser Memorial Award Emma Burton Harold A. Mouzon Award Margaret A. Dailey AnneMarie Underwood Robert H. Duryea, Jr. Memorial Scholarship Award Everest Wirszyla Josef Modzelewski Memorial Award Sofia … Continue reading
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LCWA Summer Study Abroad Scholarship and Award Recipients
Posted on 4 May 2022 | 9:22 am
We would like to thank everyone for encouraging our students to apply to the scholarships and awards that run through the LCWA Dean’s Office. The demand for study abroad is returning with a vengeance and thanks to your guidance LCWA … Continue reading
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School Events

June 4th from 3:00 pm to 4:15 pm
Charlotte-based ensemble Viva Klezmer! will trace the evolution of klezmer music from its first appearance in the United States in the early 1900s to the present day. This concert examines the influen [...]
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June 4th from 6:00 pm to 7:15 pm
Experience an unforgettable evening of intimate chamber music by prominent Jewish composers at the magnificent KKBE synagogue, featuring Charleston's own critically acclaimed violinist, Yuriy Bekker. [...]
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