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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 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.
  • 12 honored for excellence in teaching
    Twelve faculty have been selected to receive the President’s Award for Excellence in Teaching, which honors those who have demonstrated exceptional accomplishments in teaching. The 2023 honorees represent each school, the College of Arts and Sciences, the Honors College, and the Graduate School.