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Learning a language opens doors in the global community.

The communication and critical and creative thinking skills coupled with the global perspectives that our programs foster, are invaluable to a variety of career paths such as business, education, engineering, finance, government, health, medicine, and social work. Our students have the opportunity to study in diverse locations including Beijing, Berlin, Jaén, Lima, Paris, Pescara, Salamanca, San Juan, Tokyo, and many more. Whether in Birmingham or abroad, our students have countless opportunities to make a difference in the lives of others.

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  • UAB wins multiple awards at annual Alabama World Languages Association conference
    The strong showing of UAB representatives at the AWLA conference reflects the university’s dedication to language education and highlights the exceptional talent nurtured within its academic community.
  • UAB launches Global Seal of Biliteracy program for anyone in the community
    The UAB Department of World Languages and Literatures began offering the Global Seal of Biliteracy to its students in 2020 — the first university in Alabama to do so.
  • Experience refugees’ compelling stories of resilience through a photo exhibition Feb. 2-March 1
    “Refugees, Empathy, and Human Rights” is a nationwide traveling exhibition featuring contemporary portraits and poetic stories illustrating the challenges of refugees building new lives in the United States.