Languages at Truman

Regardless of your major, being proficient in a foreign language can create more career opportunities. Whether you want to study abroad, teach, pursue government work, or conduct international business, you can give yourself an edge by building a foreign language into your studies.

Boost Your Language Skills

At Truman, you can take classes in an area that interests you or add a foreign language minor to any major. Check out some of your options:



Interdisciplinary Minors

More Opportunities to Enhance Your Language Skills

Study Abroad at Truman

Study Abroad

Hone your language skills and broaden your cultural awareness through one of the many study-abroad programs available at Truman.


Special Housing Option

The World Languages Living Community, located in Missouri Hall, welcomes all first-year students who have a strong interest in learning about different languages and cultures. Residents have the opportunity to form close connections with Modern Language faculty and practice their language skills.

Taiwan Connect

Taiwan Connect Program

Earn a credit hour teaching English to elementary and middle school students in Taiwan via Zoom.

Spanish students meet with Alumnus John Thompson (Spanish and History) in Chicago

Student Organizations

Several students groups provide opportunities for you to practice your language skills including Club Ã, a Spanish speaking organization; International Club; Japanese Language Exchange Group; Namaste Nepal; Chinese Language and Culture Association; United Speakers-Hablantes, and other student organizations.

Credit for Prior Learning