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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
Veronique Machelidon
Associate Professor of World Languages and Cultures; Department Head
109 Martin Hall
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(919) 760-8420
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Study Abroad

Study Abroad trip in Costa Rica

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


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Featured Video

Belle Williams Video

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.

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.

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Clubs/Organizations

Foreign Language Club

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

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

Rachael Martin

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.

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

Andressia Ramirez

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.

Senior Marissa Hurtado

Marissa Hurtado

Marissa Hurtado, ’17, found a way to merge two passions: learning French and exploring her interests in the fashion industry.

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