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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Academy Award Winner Gives Martin Luther King Jr. Lecture

Kevin Willmott shares earlier history of ‘Becoming Martin’

Fifteen Students Named Dean of Students Honor Recipients

Graduating students are recognized for their outstanding academics, leadership and service

UMKC Center for Midwestern Studies Awarded $190K NEH Grant to Fund K-12 Teacher Workshops in Summer 2024

Over seventy K-12 educators will visit Kansas City and be immersed in the history of the region during the interwar era.