Welcome to the Department of World Languages and Cultures. Our programs in French, Spanish, and International Studies provide entryways to understanding how other people experience the world and expand opportunities for UMKC students. Explore the world with our Study Abroad programs, improve your cross-cultural skills in an internship, and expand your professional and cultural horizons with a range of interdisciplinary courses.

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Opportunities to Get Involved

Three UMKC Students Win Grants to Study Abroad

Tyler Center for Global Studies funds student research projects in Argentina, Iceland and Jordan

Freedom Riders Come to UMKC

The renowned civil rights activists spoke at panel as part of School of Humanities and Social Sciences Showcase

More Study-Abroad Grants Going to Financial-Need UMKC Students

Three receive scholarships to study in Spain, Scotland