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  • A walkway in Germany
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  • Flags in front of of a building

Speak the World

Welcome, Bienvenido, Willkommen, Bienvenue, 欢迎, Benvenuto, ようこそ, Salve, χαῖρε

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Academic Programs

Our department offers a variety of programs designed to increase global understanding and competence; foster awareness of international literature, music, and film; improve a student’s employment potential; sharpen cognitive and analytical skills; make travel more feasible and enjoyable; improve entry into graduate studies; and broaden knowledge of the past and other cultures while increasing a student’s understanding of their own language and culture.

Language Placement

For all language course levels, students must be placed into their appropriate level prior to registration.

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couple at desk filled with holiday cards
Nov. 19, 2017

Faculty/staff donations to the annual holiday card tree fund have been providing scholarships for 50 years.

Kendra Patterson is studying abroad in China this semester with support from a scholarship.
Sep. 6, 2017

Learn from UNLV students who just landed prestigious scholarships to study in Asia, Central America, and Europe.

Mecca Walker holds up UNLV license plate
Jun. 2, 2017

UNLV plates drive scholarship increases for Rebels.

Susan Byrne
Nov. 28, 2016

This new chair of the department of world languages and cultures says she has worked in other areas, but finds the allure of Spanish literature irresistible.

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