World Languages and Cultures

Global Perspectives

The Department of World Languages and Cultures is a unique and diverse department. The faculty and students celebrate this diversity and believe that an important part of becoming an educated person is achieving an understanding of one’s self, others and how we connect with each other and the world. The department invites all those interested in exploring thought, expression, and values in a global context to join with us.

Fields of Study

Arabic Studies - Minor

Expand your understanding of the Arabic culture as you develop knowledge of the Arabic language, regions, the people that surround it and it's connection to Islam.

Linguistics - Minor

With courses ranging from language’s role in religion to second language acquisition, students will gain an appreciation of language and the societies they come from.

Recent Highlights

Upcoming Events

Get Involved

Learning languages is easier when you can practice with other learners and native speakers. USU has many clubs available to help you increase your fluency and cultural knowledge. 

Arabic Club

Practice Arabic with your fellow students while learning about and enjoying Middle-Eastern culture.

El Club de Español

El Club de Español is a place for students of all Spanish language capabilities to get together and practice their Spanish.

French Club

The French Club at USU provides a place where French students can spend time with one another while practicing their communication skills.

German Club

The German Club is open to anyone looking to practice German and engage with German culture outside of the classroom.

IELI Student Association

IELISA is a student led organization sponsored by the Intensive English Language Institute (IELI). It is open to any USU student with an interest in cultural and international friendship and collaboration.

Japanese Club

Pound mochi, participate in Sports Day celebrations, and practice your Japanese with fellow students and native speakers.

Portuguese Club

Learn Portuguese songs, eat Brazilian snacks, and enjoy games, music and movies while practicing Portuguese.

Russian Club

Explore the culture of Russia through service and social events where you can interact with other students of Russian during culture activities.

Study Abroad

Study languages in their native contexts and gain greater understanding of the ways that language influences populations and cultures.

TALC Language Labs

Studying language at USU? Visit the Technology Assisted Language Center to print assignments, visit with tutors, and read native language media.

Scholarships & Financial Aid

  • The Department of World Languages and Cultures has several scholarships for students majoring and minoring in language programs.


  • Utah State University offers many options for financial aid, including university level scholarships and aid available to specific colleges and majors.