Modern Languages and Literatures

We live in a multilingual, multicultural world.

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Drawing on a long Jesuit tradition of scholarship on and respect for the world's diverse languages and cultures, we offer a wide range of courses and degree programs aimed at developing your linguistic proficiency and cultural competence in Arabic, French, German, Japanese, Italian, Mandarin Chinese, Russian, and Spanish.

Our study abroad programs, such as Fordham's Spring Semester in Granada and Summer Study in Paris and Rome, extensive tutoring services, and lectures, film series, and cultural events, such as the department's distinguished annual Cervantes Lecture, will immerse you in the languages and cultures you’re studying.