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Department of Modern Languages

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The Department of Modern Languages offers multiple opportunities for undergraduate and graduate study in language, culture, and literature. From language classes in Arabic, German, Hebrew, or Russian; to culture classes in Chinese, Haitian Creole, Italian, and Japanese; to degree programs including Bachelor of Arts in French, Portuguese, or Spanish, Master of Arts in Spanish and Doctor of Philosophy in Spanish; the Department of Modern Languages prepares students for a variety of educational and future career opportunities.

In addition to the full degrees, Certificates are available to both traditional and non-degree-seeking students in Translation Studies, Legal Translation and Court Interpreting, Portuguese Language and Brazilian Culture Studies and German Language and Culture. Students also have the option to obtain a Minor in French, Italian, Portuguese, Japanese, or Spanish.

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Japan Immersion Day

Join us on Wednesday, December 13, 2023, to celebrate Japan Immersion Day. The event will be held in FIU's Green Library (GL) Room 100 and the classrooms...

12/13 9:30am

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Statement of Free Expression

FIU endorses the Florida Board of Governors' Statement of Free Expression to support and encourage full and open discourse and the robust exchange of ideas and perspectives on our campuses. In addition to supporting this legal right, we view this as an integral part of our ability to deliver a high-quality academic experience for our students, engage in meaningful and productive research, and provide valuable public service. This includes fostering civil and open dialogue in support of critical thinking in and out of the classroom, including events hosted by the university.