World Languages

You can master one or more of 12 languages offered by Miami, ranging from Arabic and Chinese to Italian and Russian, and gain cultural understanding through courses in film, history, literature, religion, politics, and the arts. You can also apply your language skills to practical, real-world situations by taking specialized courses in conversation, composition, healthcare, and business.

Highlights and Opportunities

  • Use the state-of-the-art Interactive Language Resource Center to acquire linguistic competence
  • Explore the study of 12 world languages plus American Sign Language at Miami: Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Greek (ancient), Italian, Japanese, Korean, Latin, Portuguese (offered irregularly), Russian, and Spanish
  • Participate in one of Miami's many study abroad programs with faculty around the world or at our European Center in Luxembourg; Miami consistently ranks among the top universities in the nation for the number of students studying abroad
  • Connect with Miami's Office of International Education to find other accredited programs
  • Collaborate in interdisciplinary learning and research projects with the Humanities Center
  • Study hard for the chance to receive a merit scholarship to study languages abroad
  • Pursue a career in international law, business, public service, foreign affairs, education, and programs such as the Peace Corps or Teach for America with your major or minor in a world language; Miami ranks high on the Peace Corps' annual list of top volunteer-producing midsized colleges and universities across the country
  • Broaden your knowledge of languages with the new Critical and Classical Languages and Cultures co-major, which allows you to choose both a primary and secondary language from Arabic, Chinese, German, Japanese, Latin, and Russian

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