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

Foreign Language Education Alumna Wants to Pay It Forward
Posted on 9 September 2021 | 1:38 pm
Check out this outstanding article in the College TODAY about Foreign Language Education alumna, Martina Abbriano ’19. “A talented individual with a love for languages, Abbriano knows Italian, Spanish, English and Sicilian fluently and has a strong base of Vietnamese … Continue reading
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Grammy Award-Winning Band Ranky Tanky to Kick Off Black Lives Series
Posted on 6 September 2021 | 10:26 am
Grammy Award-Winning Band Ranky Tanky to Kick Off Black Lives Series!!! Check out this incredible article in the College TODAY about the event! “The College of Charleston community is invited to kick off the LCWA World Affairs Signature Series: Black … Continue reading
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Busy Semester for the Mroz Global Leadership Institute!
Posted on 24 August 2021 | 1:52 pm
The Mroz Global Leadership Institute is planning a busy semester with speaker series, mentoring and professional development programs for students. 1) Global Ambassadors Program. We recruited a group of nine students for the Global Ambassadors Program. This student leadership program is designed for students … Continue reading
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October 20th from 5:15 pm to 6:15 pm
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October 20th from 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
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October 21st from 7:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Join Laura Arnold Leibman (Reed College) to discuss her recent book, Once We Were Slaves: The Extraordinary Journey of a Multiracial Jewish Family.This book follows Blanche Moses, a descendant of a we [...]
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