Why Choose Nazareth for Foreign Language?

Students in the modern foreign languages major learn about the world of ideas and letters, past and present. This training requires study abroad and comprehensive examinations in two foreign languages: Chinese, French, German, Italian, or Spanish. The cohesive, integrated program of foreign language, culture, and literature courses ensures maximum proficiency.

The modern foreign languages degree program at Nazareth College educates students to think and perceive rationally and critically. This education includes reading and thinking; learning about literary and cultural movements; and making connections between the primarily aesthetic literary artifacts of the culture and its political, social, and economic history.

Program Highlights:

  • Study abroad programs in Chile, France, Germany, Italy, Peru, and Spain.
  • Emerson Foreign Language Laboratory, where students use new learning and technology media at all language levels to allow them to communicate effectively in the world.
  • Award-winning faculty, small classes, individualized attention.
Meghan Brooks, foreign language major, BA degree program, language learning at Nazareth College NY

Student & Alumni Spotlights

Nazareth faculty and personalized career coaches support students in reaching goals and finding a path and career that works for you. Meghan Brooks '22 (pictured), who wants to teach, spent the summer before her senior year studying Mandarin virtually through Tamkang University in Taiwan, thanks to a U.S. Department of State critical language scholarship.

Stephen Bertalli ’85 went on to become director of a prestigious private art and design school throughout France. "I helped set up our new school in New Delhi, India, and we even have an exchange program with the art and design department at Nazareth," he said.

Example Careers

  • Translator
  • ESL teacher
  • Historian
  • Bilingual professional
  • Tour guide
  • Travel writer

Internships/Field Experiences

In the last decade alone, 19 Nazareth foreign language majors have received prestigious U.S. Junior Fulbright Awards to teach English in countries such as Andorra, Argentina, Germany, Italy, Malaysia, Spain, and Taiwan.

Graduate Schools/Employers

  • Syracuse University
  • TAQA, the Abu Dhabi National Energy Company
  • Americorps
  • Fox Run Vineyards