Language is the key to understanding culture. Having a deep understanding of peoples’ cultures opens doors and takes you to wonderful places. The Department of Indo-Pacific Languages and Literatures, with its 14 language programs, can help bring you closer to these goals. Our language programs use effective, creative and critical strategies to make learning languages fun. Our culture classes are designed to be interactive and engaging to make your experience memorable.
[Y]ou have to taste a country’s soul to understand it and to grasp its people. And by soul I mean what grows there, what its people see and smell and touch every day, what travels through them and shapes them from the inside out.
~ Nina George, The Little Paris Bookshop (a tale about a man who owned a book barge named Literary Apothecary)