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World Languages & Cultures

Providing students with the ability to function more effectively in the plurilingual and multicultural world in which we live.

A group of students participating in the international festival, dancing and wearing traditional mask and clothing from their culture.

The Department of World Languages and Cultures offers a Bachelor of Arts in World Languages and Cultures (BA). There are four different options for this Major:

  1. French
  2. French/Spanish
  3. Italian/Spanish
  4. Spanish

Our curriculum specifically focuses on the relations, interactions and influences of the arts and humanities on one another, both in the context of a single linguistic or cultural community and in our multilingual and multicultural global world.
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Study Abroad Student Blogs

Eiffel Tower at Daytime

Paris 2016

In the summer of 2016 UMass Lowell students and faculty travel to Paris and other destinations in France for a unique opportunity to study the art and culture and cinema of France while interacting with authentic artifacts and monuments and examining these in situ and in real time.

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Read blogs from trips to Paris in 2015 and 2014.

A group photo from a study abroad trip to Cadiz, Spain in 2013.

Spain 2015

In the summer of 2015, UMass Lowell students and faculty traveled to Cadiz, Spain for intensive Spanish Language and Culture immersion. Residing in the most ancient city still standing in western Europe, they lived with a local families (homestay), attended class, and took advantage of the University of Cádiz resources to increase their language skills substantially.

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Read their blog from their trip to Spain in the summer of 2014.

Coming soon: the 2016 blog!

Dragon statue in Phnom Penh, Cambodia - photo taken during study abroad trip.

Phnom Penh, Cambodia 2015

In the summer of 2015, UMass Lowell students and faculty travelled to Phnom Penh to study the role of Cambodian youth in the future of Cambodia (Over 65% of Cambodia’s population is under 30 years-old).

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A group photo from a study abroad trip to Greece in 2014.

Study Abroad Blogs

UMass Lowell students and faculty regularly travel abroad through the UMass Lowell office of International Experiences and Study Abroad. Learn how you can join them.

They also regularly blog about their trips. A list of all university blogs can be found on