World Languages

Southeastern's World Languages program features interdisciplinary, experiential curricula that prepare students for careers to meet today's workforce demands and allow them to interact and participate in a global environment. It offers high-quality instruction, authentic cultural interaction through semester and yearlong study abroad programs, internships in local companies of international reach and other cultural opportunities on and off campus.

Other Concentrations

  • Dual Language
    French Education
    Spanish Education


  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Latin
  • Spanish
  • Francophone and Creole Ethnic Studies
  • Hispanic Ethnic Studies

Required Semester Hours 120

Program Highlights

  • Faculty hail from cultures around the world and include native speakers in the languages taught at Southeastern

  • Faculty take a caring and personal interest in students, striving to provide a positive learning experience

  • State-of-the-art computer lab allows students to experience cutting-edge applications in laboratory technology

  • Study-abroad programs are offered in several countries around the world

  • Internship and scholarships opportunities

  • Student achievements recognized annually by invitation to membership in the local chapter (Zeta Alpha) of Phi Sigma Iota national foreign language honor society

  • Honors curriculum available


What Can You Be

Types of Jobs

  • Airport personnel
  • Advertiser for ethnic or foreign markets
  • Film production and entertainment media
  • Foreign language teacher
  • Foreign news correspondent or photographer
  • Foreign travel adviser
  • Government agent
  • Health worker in ethnic neighborhood
  • Hospital administrator
  • Hospital receptionist
  • International airline employee
  • International hotel staff
  • International telephone operator
  • International tour guide
  • Interpreter and translator
  • Law enforcement officer
  • Medical researcher
  • Multilingual defense attorney
  • Nurse
  • Public assistance interviewer
  • School administrator
  • School counselor
  • Simultaneous interpreter
  • Social worker
  • Teacher in bilingual program
  • Technical writer
  • Translator of documents, books, articles, technical instructions
  • U.S.-based import/export officer or investment specialist
  • U.S. based travel agent
  • U.S. hotel staff
  • U.S. tour guide for foreign visitors
  • Worker in the ER
  • Writer of tourist literature

Types of Employers

  • Communications
  • Education
  • Government
  • International businesses
  • Medical
  • Social services
  • Travel and tourism
  • *Some of these occupations may require additional education at graduate or professional schools.



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Student Orgs & Activities

Spanish Club

German Club

Italian Club

French Club

Phi Sigma Iota (International Foreign Language Honor Society)

International Night - International Education Week

Foreign Language Festival

ESL Program