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Welcome to the Department of Foreign Languages & Literatures at NIU!

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Questions? Contact us at askforlangs@niu.edu

Student Blogs from Current Summer Travel Abroad

 Ashley in Argentina

Nick in Germany

 Rachel in Toledo

Tania in Japan

Tower of BableWhy study a foreign language?

  • Job advantage in a global economy (Careers in foreign languages)
  • Increase global understanding
  • Improve your own language skill
  • Have an edge when you apply for graduate school
  • Discover other cultures
  • Add to your understanding of your own culture
  • Get more out of traveling
  • Benefit from Study Abroad