The mission of the program in World Languages and Cultures is to prepare students to be active participants in an ever-shrinking and increasingly interdependent globe.

At the dawn of the 21st century, our future promises to be much more global and international than any previous time in history. Telecommunications, world trade agreements, worldwide emergencies, and economic interdependence are quickly drawing the diverse peoples of our planet closer together. It compels us to embrace multi-lingualism and multiculturalism, becoming proficient in languages other than English and learning about cultures other than our own. Do you want to get the something extra you will need to succeed in this 21st century world? WLC Mission...