World Languages and Cultures
Studying another language opens doors. It leads to exciting career opportunities and a better understanding of other people and cultures. Our undergraduate and graduate programs will prepare you for a dynamic career in the global economy, in areas like translation, business, tourism, service industries, banking and education.
Our distinguished faculty members are experts in the theory and practice of linguistics, literature, and translation. In their classes, you'll have opportunities to work closely with them on research projects or you can join one of their study abroad programs.
In The News
Amanda Pollock received first place in the NIU Conference on Undergraduate Research and Engagement (Education and Humanities category) for Language Contact Data: Weekly vs. End of Semester Reporting. A biology major who also studies Spanish, Pollock completed the project with Assistant Professor Mandy Faretta-Stutenberg as part of her McKearn Fellowship activities.