College of Arts & Sciences
- Humanities Division
- Kapelski Learning Center, Room 302
- tel: 610-499-4341
Dr. Paul L. Goldberg
- Chair of the Modern Languages Department and Professor of Spanish
- Kapelski Learning Center, 205
- tel: 610-499-4342
The study of another language immerses students in an academic experience that emphasizes linguistic fluency and multicultural competence, highly prized skills that open doors to a wide range of potential careers in today’s competitive global economy. Students interested in future careers with international implications should consider majoring in one of two modern languages, French or Spanish. Students can also minor in French, Italian, and Spanish.
A mix of academics, community service, and international travel allows students to meet interesting people and engage with other cultures while gaining a fresh perspective. Working with modern languages faculty, students can design their own study abroad experience or take part in international trips to places like China, France, Italy, Mexico, and Spain.
Majoring in French at Widener
Hear from real students about what makes the French program so great at Widener (video produced by Mike Michvech '15)
- Financial services
- New media
The ability to break through linguistic and cultural barriers is in high demand as corporations, businesses, governmental agencies, and nonprofit institutions continually work with an increasingly diverse population both at home and abroad. These are just a few of the fields in which bilingualism and international experience are highly sought after skills.
- Educational Testing Services
- Blaylock Robert Van Investment Banking
- AXA, US
- Garnet Valley School District
- Ridley School District