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July 27, 2020

Attenzione, una novità importante:

Rochester has a new major in Italian!

MLC's new major in Italian has been officially approved by the College and the New York State Board of Education. See the Italian program page for a listing of the core, elective, and foundation courses as well as links to semester and summer abroad options in Tuscany and on the island of Procida.

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).


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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