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Asian Studies and Black Lives Matter

"Asian Studies and Black Lives Matter” addresses issues of diversity and equity in the field of Asian studies through an online discussion with four distinguished Asian studies scholars, including Professor Will Bridges of the Department of Modern Languages and Cultures.

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Choose from 10 programs exploring foreign languages, literatures, and cultures.

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Explore your study abroad options, including programs in Germany, Italy, Russia, and more.

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Arezzo, Italy

Study abroad in Arezzo, Italy as part of MLC's only semester-abroad program.

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MLC Professors Publish Books on Race in Post-War Japanese Literature & on Japanese Cinema

Playing in the Shadows: Fictions of Race and Blackness in Postwar Japanese Literature by Associate Professor of Japanese William Bridges and The Routledge Handbook of Japanese Cinema, co-edited by Professor of Japanese and Film and Media Studies Joanne Bernardi.

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Did you know?

In our departmental and interdepartmental programs, faculty and students explore both national traditions and global connections as reflected in languages, literatures, films, digital media, and the arts of cultures around the world.

The University currently offers classes in 17 different languages housed across campus.

Modern Languages and Cultures offers a wide variety of humanities clusters (many of which can easily turn into a minor by adding a few more courses).

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Digital ideas found here

Rochester instructors have a new resource for discovering digital tools and strategies

No one was 100 percent ready for the pandemic. Everyone went into this at different levels of preparedness for different aspects of their lives. Professionally, educators are among those who have had to adjust the most. Unless an instructor was already solely teaching online, COVID-19 has required a lot of rethinking, extra work, and in many cases, creativity.

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25Fulbright Grants

MLC students have earned 25 Fulbright grants since 2011!

Why MLC?

Our students attend small classes and meet with their instructors—many of whom are native speakers—regularly. With our interdisciplinary curriculum, we prepare students for careers that stress critical thinking and cross-cultural communication. Because our courses are frequently cross-listed with other departments, many MLC students can complete double or even triple majors.

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