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International Language and Culture Studies Programs

Be a better global citizen.

Programs in international language and culture studies teach you about languages and cultures, of course, but you’ll be amazed at how much else you learn and how much your worldview will expand.

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B.A. in Spanish

Did you know that Spanish is the second most-spoken language in United States? Or that the United States is one of the top five largest Spanish speaking countries in the world? The buying power of Spanish-speakers in the United States is valued at approximately $1.7 trillion, and the language is spoken by 580 million people in more than 20 countries. Our program prepares you to connect with Spanish speakers, both near and far, by providing you with the knowledge of language, culture, and history that you’ll need to be successful in any career field you choose.

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Program Highlights

  • The development of intercultural competence and global awareness
  • An enhanced understanding of listening, problem-solving, and communication skills
  • Support from the Mastodon community
  • A prestigious Purdue degree



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Requirements and Curriculum Overview

Our comprehensive curriculum and diverse requirements will challenge you to go further than you ever imagined. Check out what you can expect as you advance through our program.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this degree, students will be able to demonstrate the following learning outcomes:

  • Acquired a broad foundation in language, literature, and culture in preparation for graduate studies or for a career where proficiency in a foreign language and international perspectives are important assets
  • Achieved the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages’ (ACTFL) intermediate-high level in speaking and demonstrated the ability to recognize and analyze grammatical and usage errors in their own and others’ writing
  • Developed an increased understanding of what it means to belong to a culture and awareness of how culture affects other interconnected issues of identity
  • Demonstrated the ability to think critically about these issues and how they shape intercultural communication