Languages, Literatures, and Cultures

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The Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures is a diverse department that teaches eight world languages -- Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish, and offers a range of courses in literature, linguistics and culture (most taught in the target language). We work closely with you in small classes, encouraging you to connect professional interests with competencies in languages and cross-cultural communication. Students who study languages position themselves to succeed in today’s global environment in a wide range of careers in a variety of sectors, including business, science, law, medicine, finance, government, non-governmental organizations and education.

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  • German and International Affairs Majors | Senior Institutional Relations Manager for CAPA, The Global Education Network
    Tell us about yourself and where you are today. I grew up in New Hampshire, graduated from UNH in 2006, and have worked in international education ever since with a couple of years teaching abroad in Austria. Currently, I’m the Senior Institutional Relations Manager for CAPA The Global Education...
    German and International Affairs Majors | Senior Institutional Relations Manager for CAPA, The Global Education Network
    Tell us about yourself and where you are today. I grew up in New Hampshire, graduated from UNH in 2006, and have worked in international education ever since with a couple of years teaching abroad in Austria. Currently, I’m the Senior Institutional Relations Manager for CAPA The Global Education...
  • Spanish and Theatre Majors | Project Manager, Advertising Agency
    Read more about how Emily Louick is using her Spanish and Theater majors.
    Spanish and Theatre Majors | Project Manager, Advertising Agency
    Read more about how Emily Louick is using her Spanish and Theater majors.
  • Spanish and International Affairs Dual Major | Freelance Translator
    Please tell us about yourself and where you are today. Hi there! My name is Patrick, and I'm from Hampton, New Hampshire. I am passionate about languages, travel, and making sure I never miss an opportunity to learn something new. While I hail from New Hampshire, I am fortunate to spend part of the...
    Spanish and International Affairs Dual Major | Freelance Translator
    Please tell us about yourself and where you are today. Hi there! My name is Patrick, and I'm from Hampton, New Hampshire. I am passionate about languages, travel, and making sure I never miss an opportunity to learn something new. While I hail from New Hampshire, I am fortunate to spend part of the...
  • Political Science Major | Analyst at JP Morgan
    Please tell us a about yourself and where you are now today. I'm a 2015 graduate of UNH's COLA school. I've been living in NYC for the past 2.5 years post-graduation and working in the financial services industry. Did you have another major and/or minor at UNH? What impact did studying a language...
    Political Science Major | Analyst at JP Morgan
    Please tell us a about yourself and where you are now today. I'm a 2015 graduate of UNH's COLA school. I've been living in NYC for the past 2.5 years post-graduation and working in the financial services industry. Did you have another major and/or minor at UNH? What impact did studying a language...
  • Russian language and International Affairs Majors | Field Manager for Forward Montana
    Please tell us a about yourself and where you are now today. I graduated from UNH in May 2016. After graduating, I moved out to Denver, Colorado to work for an environmental nonprofit. From there I was transferred to Des Moines, Iowa to continue my work. This Spring I moved out to beautiful Bozeman...
    Russian language and International Affairs Majors | Field Manager for Forward Montana
    Please tell us a about yourself and where you are now today. I graduated from UNH in May 2016. After graduating, I moved out to Denver, Colorado to work for an environmental nonprofit. From there I was transferred to Des Moines, Iowa to continue my work. This Spring I moved out to beautiful Bozeman...