Learning a language is incredibly rewarding because it increases mental acuity and global cultural competence and enhances opportunities for cross-cultural dialogue and collaboration. Language proficiency opens doors for personal as well as professional interaction from right here in Richmond to all reaches of the globe. The School of World Studies offers courses in Arabic, Mandarin Chinese, French, German, Italian, Russian and Spanish. We welcome you to join us and embrace the power of language!
Don’t think you need a foreign language class?
Please note that many VCU majors require language through the intermediate (202) or advanced (300) level. Check the VCU Bulletin for foreign language requirements for your respective major(s).
Students who have completed three or more years of study of a foreign language at the high school level have fulfilled the Humanities and Sciences foreign language requirement through the 102 level. For more information, please visit the College of Humanities and Sciences high school foreign language waiver webpage.