College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Studying a foreign language at the University of Kansas is your first step toward a richer life. The human experience is a vivid and complex one, and no one language can contain all the vocabulary, literature, music or art to capture it all. Learning a second language — or third or fourth! — enriches your understanding of the world and even of yourself. You’ll open up to new ways of thinking, and new opportunities to define and express your unique experiences, feelings and thoughts.

Between our five core foreign language departments (Germanic, Slavic, East Asian, French, Francophone & Italian Studies, and Spanish & Portuguese) and 13 additional affiliated departments and resource centers, you’ll have access to:

  • Over 40 languages
  • 60 different degrees and concentrations
  • 140 study abroad programs

More and more business is conducted in languages other than English in today’s global society. Having another language under your belt multiplies your job opportunities and makes you more attractive to employers.

KU’s School of Languages, Literatures & Cultures is the first stop on your way around the world. Connect with us today, and we’ll get you ready for your journey. #KUSLLC


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