World Languages and Cultures

World Languages and Cultures

Through course work offered by the Department of World Languages and Cultures, undergraduate students gain knowledge of a foreign language and its literature. Students acquire language competence in listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Students also gain a greater appreciation of other cultures as well as their own – and become more informed and productive world citizens.

Contact Information
Jonathan Wade
Department Chair, Professor of Spanish
109 Martin Hall
(919) 760-8738
wadejon@meredith.edu
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Study Abroad

Studying abroad is a great way to hone your language skills, increase your independence and self-confidence, and experience another culture in-depth. Read More »

Honor Societies

Pi Delta Phi – French Honor Society
Recognizes outstanding scholarship in French and increases knowledge of the contribution of French speakers to world culture.

Sigma Delta Pi – Spanish Honor Society
Honors those who attain excellence in the study of the Spanish language

Featured Video

Strong Story | Belle Williams
Fulbright grant recipient Belle Williams loved the Spanish language from a very young age, inspiring her to study Spanish and international studies. While at Meredith, Belle discovered a love for research and travel, and wants to make a difference in the world through language, love, and linguistics.

Fulbright grant recipient Belle Williams loved the Spanish language from a very young age, inspiring her to study Spanish and international studies. While at Meredith, Belle discovered a love for research and travel, and wants to make a difference in the world through language, love, and linguistics.

News & Events

Le Cercle Français – French Club
Students who are interested in learning more about the cultures, languages, and peoples of French-speaking countries.

La Tertulia – Spanish Club
Students interested in the languages and cultures of Spain and Latin America. Its purpose is to promote interest in the diversity of cultural and artistic representation of the Spanish-speaking world.

La Tavola Italiana – Italian Club
Promotes the study of the Italian language and culture for all Meredith students and faculty.

Strong Stories

Briana Petrusa

Fulbright recipient Briana Petrusa, ‘21, is combining her interests in chemistry and Spanish to pursue a career in medicine helping underserved populations.

Natalya Brown

Inspired by a study abroad experience and with guidance from her faculty mentor, honors student Natalya Brown, ’21, chose to pursue three majors: Spanish, criminology, and sociology.

Cinthia Arreola in Commencement Gown seated with dog

After Spanish and biology major Cinthia Arreola, ‘21, took a course in Spanish translation during her junior year, she found new ways to support her community.

Profile photo of Belle Williams with Joyner Hall in the background

Fulbright grant recipient Belle Williams, ’19, loved the Spanish language from a very young age, inspiring her to study Spanish and international studies.

Profile photo of Andressia Ramirez in front of the Johnson Hall fountain

With drive and persistence Andressia Ramirez, ’19, has used her time at Meredith College to build experiences that will lead to her dream career as an immigration lawyer.

Profile photo of Rachael Martin standing on campus with her graduation cap in her hand

With a lifelong dream of being a teacher and a heartfelt passion for the Hispanic community, Rachael Martin, ’18, utilized Meredith’s location and education program to shape her college experience.