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

World Affairs Colloquium Series with Damon Wilson
Posted on 18 January 2022 | 8:52 am
Join us for a talk on democracy and democratic renewal around the world. Our guest is Damon Wilson, President CEO of the National Endowment for Democracy, will present his lecture, “Forging a Coalition in Favor of Freedom Around the World.” … Continue reading
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The Sylvia Vlosky Yaschik Jewish Studies Center lobby got a facelift!
Posted on 12 January 2022 | 10:30 am
In case you missed it, the lobby in Sylvia Vlosky Yaschik Jewish Studies Center has been renovated! The renovation took place over the summer 2021 and it’s looking bright, beautiful and ready to be used. Visit the Center at 96 … Continue reading
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M.Ed. in Languages Fall 2021 Newsletter
Posted on 15 December 2021 | 11:43 am
Don’t miss out on the third issue of the newsletter of The M.Ed. in Languages Program at the College of Charleston! Congratulations to the graduates this semester – everyone is so proud of all of your impressive accomplishments and all … Continue reading
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School Events

January 25th from 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Join William McCorkle, assistant professor of education at the College of Charleston, on Zoom for a talk about the U.S.-Mexican Border immigration policies under President Joe Biden.The event is prese [...]
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January 27th from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Join us in person or via Zoom for "Forging a Coalition in Favor of Freedom Around the World," a talk by Damon Wilson, president and CEO of the National Endowment for Democracy, on democracy, democrati [...]
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January 31st from 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm
The Charleston area is expected to welcome 100 Afghan refugees in the coming weeks. In conjunction, the CofC International Studies program has organized a webinar panel titled, “Afghan Refugee Reset [...]
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February 23rd from 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm
The Dr. Elizabeth Martínez-Gibson Linguistics Lecture Series presents a lecture by Anna María Escobar, professor of Spanish and Portuguese at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, on [...]
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