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The Languages and Transcultural Studies program empowers students to thrive in a multi-cultural, global society. The program faculty teaches language in a cultural context. Students may choose French, German, Spanish or Japanese. By focusing on cultural and linguistic proficiency, students learn to identify and examine questions of identity central to diverse communities and reflected in their institutions, literature and cultural icons. Some courses at every stage of the program are also taught in English.

In addition to developing language competency, students develop intercultural communication skills, language-learning strategies and the confidence to engage with people from all over the globe. The program trains students to recognize and contextualize their own values, traditions and perspectives. In most programs, students hone creative problem-solving and critical thinking skills while practicing intercultural negotiation--all highly-marketable skills that improve professional competitiveness.

Cultural Context

An Immersive Experience

Language and transcultural program students

Opportunities

Students are required to apply their skills during an immersion experience. Many will seize the opportunity to visit another country to practice and polish new language and cultural skills. Others may satisfy the requirement in a local, transcultural environment.

A group of students from our Athens campus visits a Greek historical site for a lecture.

Webster Athens

Two students walk in front of the entrance to our Ghana campus.

Webster Ghana

A group of students studies at a table in an open-air courtyard at our campus in Geneva.

Webster Geneva

Three students stand in front of one of the buildings at our Leiden campus.

Webster Leiden

A group of students sits in a semi-circle in the grass at our Tashkent campus.

Webster Tashkent

A group of students walks together through a public plaza in Vienna.

Webster Vienna

16th in the Midwest

Webster University continues to be highly ranked on the U.S. News & World Report’s Best Colleges report, now listed as 16th in Midwest Regional Universities and included in four best-of categories. This year, the University's score rose to its highest level since the ranking system was established.

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