Global Study at Dickinson begins in the classroom. A focus on global issues pervades the curriculum. And world languages, in many ways, serve as the keystone of the academic program. All students must reach at least the intermediate level of accomplishment; all are encouraged to continue well beyond.
Dickinson's preeminence in the study of world language is well established. The College ranks among the nation's top three institutions for foreign language majors, with thirteen percent of each graduating class majoring in a foreign language. Students also frequently pair the study of a foreign language with the study of another academic discipline, often one from another global dimension of the curriculum, to form a serious double-major that makes active use of language skills.
Dickinson offers instruction in thirteen world languages: