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 (

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International Studies Major Reads to Elementary Students
Posted on 8 November 2021 | 10:18 am
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Photography exhibition by Yulian Martinez-Escobar
Posted on 3 November 2021 | 9:33 am
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Posted on 2 November 2021 | 1:10 pm
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