Current Students Furman University

When you major in a language at Furman, you'll find yourself surrounded by supportive staff and faculty providing expert guidance every step of the way to help you reach your goals. What's more, you'll have a world of resources available to you to enrich your learning and provide connections to interesting people, whether you are planning to move into a career or head to graduate school.

Student awards

Amanda Michalski recently graduated summa cum laude in political science and German Studies. Michalski is from Kingsport, Tennessee and received a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship to teach in Germany.

Phi Sigma Iota

Furman is home to one of 250 chapters of the International Foreign Language Honor Society.

Sigma Delta Pi

The National Collegiate Hispanic Honor Society was founded at the University of California, Berkeley in 1919.  Furman's Rho Kappa Chapter, chartered in the spring of 1988, is one of nearly 600 chapters at universities and colleges across the United States.  Please visit the national website for more information on the distinctions, awards, and scholarships available to students, chapters, and faculty.  Those students interested in joining the Rho Kappa chapter should contact the faculty advisor, Dr. Maria Rippon (  The application below details the requirements for membership.


Office for Study Away and International Education 

We support your faculty-led travel study at Furman, as well as affiliate and exchange programs, while simultaneously seeking out well-qualified Furman students from all around the world. Visit the Office of Study Away and International Education.

The Critical Language Scholarship Program

This scholarship program is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State and provides funds for select students to participate in summer study abroad language institutes. Learn more about the program.

Global Issues Forum

The Global Issues Forum is a student organization which tackles global issues with passion and excitement. We choose a different focal point each semester, bringing in a distinguished keynote speaker and creating campus conversations and activities we can engage in while addressing global problems. We seek to make an impact on life at Furman, as well as our surrounding Greenville community. Find us on OrgSync.

Video contest winner

Joe Kim, Sawin Gunasekera, and Charles Plowden won our recent Modern Languages and Literatures video contest with their entry "Japanese at Furman – Told Through Puppets."​​

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