Learn How to Thrive in Our Interconnected, Global Environment

Webster University’s Department of Global Languages, Cultures and Societies help our students develop the necessary skills to thoughtfully engage with the complex conflicts and social problems in our community and beyond. With us, you’ll hone your critical thinking skills, language fluencies, intercultural competence, and holistic knowledge of the world around you in preparation for successful careers in business, economic development, the non-profit sector, government, and international organizations.

16th in the Midwest

Webster University continues to be highly ranked on the U.S. News & World Report’s Best Colleges report, now listed as 16th in Midwest Regional Universities and included in four best-of categories. This year, the University's score rose to its highest level since the ranking system was established.

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Jessica Wright
Next Century Leaders Endowed Scholarship Fund Recipient

“I hope to help bridge language gaps, and bring people and their respective cultures closer together. Communication in any relationship is immensely important.”

Jessica Wright
Jessica Wright

BA in International/Global Studies, ‘22

Global Languages, Cultures and Societies Department Academic Resources

Students majoring in one of the programs administered by the Global Languages, Cultures and Societies department are encouraged to seek the direction of a Global Languages, Cultures and Societies faculty advisor as early in their studies as possible. A departmental faculty advisor will help assess and plan the student's program of study, focusing on the student's specific academic and career goals. The diversity of activities for which students are preparing themselves urges this approach: some students are seeking careers in teaching, social service, museums, historical societies, nonprofit organizational settings, or corporations, while others are preparing for admission to graduate and professional training programs.

Chinese (Mandarin), English as a Second Language, French, German, Japanese and Spanish. When there is sufficient interest, other languages are also offered, such as American Sign Language, Italian, Latin and Russian.

International Distinction award

Students who complete their undergraduate requirements and satisfy three core components of international education earn our University’s prestigious ‘International Distinction’ award.

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There is an exchange of students as assistant instructors between Webster University and the Universidad Nacional de Cuyo in Mendoza, Argentina, and between Webster and the French Ministry of Education. Advanced students of Spanish and French have the opportunity to apply for these teaching assistantships.

Students of German may apply for an internship through the University at Villingen-Schweningen, close to Stuttgart. Students are encouraged to apply for the Congress Bundestag Youth Exchange for Young Professionals in their senior year, which includes an internship and study at a university

Webster University offers an exchange program with Kansai University in Japan.

The department also provides study abroad programs in France, Belgium, Argentina, Mexico, Spain, Austria and Germany.

The minors in Africana Studies and in Anthropology: Archeology Focus offer the unique opportunity to study abroad at the Ghana and Athens campus respectively where students may experience firsthand many of the social-cultural and political-economic issues introduced in the classroom.

Le Centre Francophone

Our Webster University community established Le Centre Francophone in 2012 with the goal of promoting French and francophone cultures in and around St. Louis, Missouri—a city with one of the strongest French heritages in the United States.

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8274 Big Bend Blvd.
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