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The Department of
World Languages

Academics / Departments & Programs / World Languages

Step into a wider world

Calvin offers one of the most extensive foreign language programs among Christian colleges and universities, with world-class opportunities to develop your language and cultural engagement skills.

At Calvin, you have many language options—and many ways to make the most of them. Whether you want to immerse yourself in a language and culture, bolster your career plans, or fulfill the graduation requirement, these options will broaden your perspective while they support your academic goals.

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See the world for yourself

Off-campus study is a major part of nearly every language program at Calvin. Your studies could take you to places like Peru, Spain, and France.

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Expand your options in healthcare

Mastering a world language can unlock all kinds of opportunities in the diverse world of healthcare. Learn more about Calvin's health science programs.

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