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Modern Languages

OKCU Modern Languages Students:

  • have great opportunities for study abroad—and getting funds to help pay for it!
  • tutor and teach kids at area schools and are involved with other community outreach initiatives
  • have majors and minors that pair well with other programs for a broader educational experience
  • win Fulbright scholarships to study and teach abroad after graduation
  • have a 100% success rate getting into post-graduate programs in law, medicine, education, etc.
  • get great jobs in schools, mission work, local law enforcement, businesses and English programs abroad, the U.S. Foreign Service, the FBI and other government agencies

What we do for you:

  • Give you practical tools you can use in the world of business, government, and other professions,
  • Give you a broad understanding of other cultures, which is an integral part of a liberal arts education.

The program features lecture/lab classes taught by native and near-native speakers. A computer lab features Modern Language learning/review programs. Foreign study is encouraged.

Why study a foreign language?

Language Study:

  • increases test scores in English vocabulary;
  • increases your skills at drawing inferences;
  • increases your memory functions;
  • increases your test scores on creativity;
  • helps you learn how to learn;
  • provides you with marketable skills;
  • allows you to see how other cultures deal with their history, politics and art;
  • helps you to communicate with people in the U.S. whose native language is not English;
  • makes you aware of your own culture and your unique self;
  • enables you to enjoy international travel more fully.

Study Abroad

OKCU offers opportunities to study abroad including:

  • Summer of intensive Spanish language and/or literature in Oaxaca, Mexico.
  • Semester of intensive Spanish language and/or dramatic arts in Barcelona, Spain.

Please see our further offerings a the site of our Office for Global Engagement.


If you score above a 22 on the ACT/1100 SAT with a 3.0 GPA, you qualify for:

Academic scholarships from $1,700–$8,000 per year

Departmental scholarships from $3,000–$11,000 per year

Learn more about financial aid at OKCU

OKCU offers majors, minors, and certificate program in modern languages.

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