The Furman Modern Languages and Literatures department offers a globally enriching experience that encompasses much more than standard foreign language programs.​​​​​
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​Department of Modern Languages and Literatures

Not only will you deepen and broaden your language and communication skills, but you will also encounter literature, film, and fine arts from some of the world's richest traditions. Language students come away with a powerful understanding of culture, whether you are working on an organic farm in Italy, e​​njoying a French film, or cooking a meal for the Chinese New Year. Your keen cultural understanding and advanced command of language will set you apart in a world that is increasingly more connected.

As a student in our departme​nt, you may choose to travel abroad or immerse yourself in a creative cultural project at home. Our award-winning faculty will help you take full advantage of our comprehensive approach, which allows you to strengthen your liberal arts foundation and prepare for a lifetime of interacting in a diverse world.​​ ​​​​​
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  • 25

    First Year Seminar courses

  • 67%

    MLL majors who have a second major

  • 12

    Study away programs

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