Welcome to the Department of World Languages and Cultures at UMD. We offer programs in Chinese Area Studies, Cultural Entrepreneurship, French Studies, German Studies, and Spanish. Our programs cultivate world citizens by helping students learn to communicate across cultures and gain an understanding of diverse cultural practices. For more information, please visit the individual program pages.
Pictured above (clockwise from left): 1) Chinese Area Studies professor Weiqing Zhang (center) with students (left to right): Ryan Kuchta, Jessica Knight, Lee Her, Yer Her - Temple of Heaven in Beiging, 2) CUE students engage in a problem-solving activity, 3) German Studies professor Dan Nolan (left) and French Studies professor Dana Lindaman (right) work with UMD computer science student Charles McGregor to build language learning apps, 4) Spanish Club president Sabrina Salmela and Aliza Mashadi, 5) German Studies student Kristie Slindee in Passau, Germany, 6) French Studies student Megan Resch performs at the annual WLC Talent Show.