Contact Information:
Dept.:  English, Philosophy, Spanish, & Humanities
Office: Bellow Academic (BA) 221
Phone: 507-537-7155

The Foreign Language Program seeks to develop proficiency in listening, speaking, reading and writing a second language, and to introduce the student to the literature and civilization of another country in order to broaden his/her perspective and increase his/her understanding and sensitivity of a foreign culture. Graduates may enter careers in international business, education, the tourism and hospitality industries, and government service.

For students interested in completing a foreign-language minor within a broader international business preparation, see the Management section.



  • Spanish

Student Clubs/Organizations Associated with Foreign Languages:


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