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 in both languages, as well as comprehensive examinations in both languages. The cohesive, integrated program of foreign language, culture, and literature courses ensures maximum proficiency in the target languages.

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.

Typical Class Schedule


Contact Information

foreign language major, foreign languages degree program, Nazareth College Rochester NY

Alumni Spotlight: Stephen Bertalli ’85

Director of L’Institute Superieur des Arts Appliques (LISAA) for the past 17 years

“LISAA is 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 department at Nazareth!”

Example Careers

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

Internships/Field Experiences

  • In the last 10 years alone, 14 Nazareth foreign language majors have received prestigious U.S. Junior Fulbright Awards from the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Program, sponsored by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, to teach English in countries such as Argentina, Colombia, Germany, South Korea, Spain, and Venezuela.

Graduate Schools/Employers

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