What's it like to be a student in the Department of Modern Languages?

Summer Semester in Jaén, Spain

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Here are some former students talking about their experiences:

I knew from a young age that I wanted to help people. Originally I thought I would do that by being an elementary teacher, so I came to the University of Lethbridge for the education program. I was studying general social science, but then I took one Spanish course and I fell in love.

~Selin Bilgin

I had a fantastic experience in the Department of Modern Languages & Linguistics. Every one of the faculty members that I have worked with has had inexhaustible patience for all my questions and concerns (of which I have had several!). Learn more.

~ Gabe Olsen

Through the U of L, I was able to spend four amazing months in Québec City, where I studied French at Université Laval, and had the opportunity to experience Carnaval, Québec City's spectacular winter version of Mardi Gras. Learn more.

~ Lisa Benner

Go for it! I have enjoyed some incredible experiences thanks to the Department of Modern Languages & Linguistics! I was lucky enough to study in Dijon, France as part of my French/Education degree. I’ve had the opportunity to travel all over that beautiful country and meet some incredible people. My language skills have improved immensely, and I have way more confidence in my ability to communicate. Mandy NeufeldIf it weren’t for this program, I may never have seen or experienced the things I have. I’ve seen Paris, Provence, the castles of the Loire Valley, Strasbourg, Mont Saint Michel, Saint-Malo, and many other amazing places. This country is full of contradictions: ancient Burgundian roofs and modern architecture, centuries-old paintings and sculpture and beautiful sidewalk art, farmers’ markets and modern electronics. I love this country, and I’m incredibly fortunate that I’ve had the chance to be here for as long as I have! To all those considering a future in Modern Languages, I say, “Go for it”. A huge variety of opportunities and a lifetime of memories await you.

~ Mandy Neufeld