Department of Foreign Languages

It’s a small world. Open the door to global opportunities as you build your foreign language skills and gain a competitive advantage in today’s global marketplace.

At Towson, you will gain the linguistic capabilities needed to be a responsible citizen of the world. Study the language, literature and culture of a range of countries while developing your oral and written communication skills.

Our curriculum prepares you for language acquisition and written and oral proficiency that will serve you well throughout your life – from career-related language and cultural skills to preparing for teaching or graduate study to linguistic enrichment. Course work helps you to relate to people of different cultures and to communicate successfully in a variety of contexts.

In-person learning, web-enhanced courses and experiential learning through study abroad immersion, practicum, internships, and independent study opportunities reinforce the acquisition of new knowledge. Service learning and civic engagement are emphasized in the development of critical analysis, problem-solving, teamwork and effective oral and written communication skills necessary in the 21st century workplace.  

study abroad highlights

Study in Guatemala 

Sign up now to study in Guatemala this minimester. Application deadline is Nov., 15th. 


Towson University Wins 100,000 Strong in the Americas Innovation Fund Grant

Santander Bank-Sponsored Competition to Fund “It Isn’t Easy Being Green:  Peruvian and U.S. Students Tackle Local Environmental Sustainability in a Transnational Context”  

Towson University is among the winners of the 100,000 Strong in the Americas Innovation Fund Competition #10 focusing on the commitment of Towson University and Universidad de Piura in Peru to environmental sustainability, service learning, and cross-cultural communication.  The fund is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, Partners of the Americas, NAFSA: Association of International Educators and the Santander Bank, N.A.

 The goal of 100,000 Strong in the Americas, President Obama’s signature education initiative in the Western Hemisphere, is to increase the number of U.S. students studying annually in the Western Hemisphere to 100,000, and the number of Western Hemisphere students studying in the United States to 100,000 annually by the year 2020. The initiative is aimed at enhancing hemispheric competitiveness, increasing prosperity, and preparing a more globally competent workforce.