• Xochimilco, Mexico
  • Front entrance of the Institut De France
  • A walkway in Germany
  • Front entrance to the Good Wish Garden
  • Graduating students walking up the stairs.

Speak the World

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

Castle in Germany

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.

Spanish translation book

What's Happening

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MGM Resorts International helps UNLV resolve bottlenecks in internships for future practitioners.

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How did our newest grads get to graduation? Our great faculty and their supportive families!

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Through hands-on exercises and access to premier lab space, students gain experience sought by the nation’s top research facilities.

commencement (josh hawkin/unlv)

Students from 44 states and 50 countries to cross Thomas & Mack Center stage over the course of three undergrad and graduate ceremonies held on May 10 and 11.



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The Department of World Languages and Cultures is one of the departments in the College of Liberal Arts.