Monmouth College faculty member Heather Brady has received a Robles Garcia Fulbright Scholarship to conduct research and teach at the Universidad de Guadalajara in Mexico during both semesters of the 2010-11 academic year.
MFL faculty Heather Brady and Annie Moore hosted a Mardi Gras party of Feb. 19. Students got into the spirit with homemade masks and helped consume delicious refreshments.
Sigma Delta Pi: National Collegiate Hispanic Honor SocietyMonmouth College was granted a charter for Sigma Delta Pi in 1956 and the Delta Zeta Chapter is active today. John Stevens '00 won a scholarship from the national organization for summer study in Spain.
Faculty BackgroundsThe Modern Foreign Languages Department instructors are from Europe, the Caribbean, South America, and the United States. They hold advanced degrees in languages and literatures and they have traveled and/or lived in Eastern and Western Europe, Mexico, Central and South America, the Caribbean, the Middle East, and the Orient.
Off-Campus StudyMonmouth College considers off-campus study, including both international and domestic experiences, to be an opportunity for students to enhance their liberal arts education. Such study may serve as a significant complement to the major or to the general education curriculum and to the mission of the college. Monmouth College makes available to its students programs that are intellectually challenging, aesthetically inspiring, and in diverse settings. The off-campus experience enables students to explore different perspectives on the human condition in a global community.
The Associated Colleges of the Midwest (ACM) offers an outstanding program based in San José, Costa Rica. Students live with Costa Rican families, engage in intensive language study, participate in seminars, and prepare an individual research project under the direction of a Costa Rican mentor. This is a rewarding experience for students of all fields of study.
The ACM Urban Studies Program provides students with an opportunity to live, study, and work in a Spanish-speaking area of Chicago.
French speaking students may apply for off-campus programs in France and Francophone countries.
The Department encourages students to incorporate off-campus study into their program of study and will assist in the application process.
Career OpportunitiesGraduates of the Department of Modern Foreign Languages are employed in a variety of positions both in the United States and abroad such as: banking, managerial positions in production, teaching, school administration, and fund-raising for national organizations. Many graduates attest that language abilities in both professional and social situations have helped them advance their careers.
Knowledge of and the ability to use a foreign language can be of great benefit when seeking employment. Foreign language knowledge is particularly useful in business, accounting, commerce at all levels, communications (radio, television, print media, advertising), social work, medicine, law, school counseling, teaching, and in the travel industry.
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