Language Programs At the Crossroads of Language and Culture

Experience both the intellectual and personal enrichment that comes with learning new languages—Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Russian, and Spanish—and encountering the diverse cultures they represent. The Department of Modern Languages’ course offerings are rich and varied, and there are opportunities to study abroad, participate in service-learning in local and international communities, and to get involved in numerous co-curricular activities. The department features some of the most skilled teaching faculty on campus. Much of their research is aimed at acquisition of additional languages and enhanced learning through technology and through literary and cultural studies.

The Department of Modern Languages offers majors and minors focusing on foreign languages and culture in:

In addition to majors and minors in Chinese, French, German, Spanish, Japanese and Russian, the Department of Modern Languages offers courses in Arabic and Italian.

Students majoring in modern language programs are encouraged to study abroad during their time at Carnegie Mellon, preferably in their junior year. Semester and year-long programs are available in a wide variety of places including, China, France, Germany, Japan, Africa, Russia, Spain and Latin America. The department also sponsors summer study abroad course.

Our modern language majors enjoy learning about the rich diversity offered by differing languages and cultures.