Wherever you picture yourself in this world, we can take you there. And you’ll be prepared with the tools you need to ensure a rich and fulfilling experience. Because whether you study Arabic, Chinese, Czech, French, German, Japanese, Russian, or Spanish, you’re going to learn much more than grammar rules and vocabulary. You’re going to learn the culture behind them — how they live and breathe in our interconnected global society. A degree in a second (or third or fourth) language can increase your future earnings. As the world becomes increasingly connected, language skills and culture experience have never been more critical.
Hone those skills and gain that experience, while seeing the world that lies outside the textbook and on the other end of the tablet.
"The French program instilled in me a love of literature and for the language itself that I feel has guided me to new places I would not have reached without it, namely the position that I will be taking next year. I feel very prepared to use my French in a future graduate program... I have also built great relationships with the faculty who have helped support me my five years in college, and I feel like an important part of the program."
English Teaching Assistant, France
"Studying a critical language is a great way to get a foot in the door with the intelligence community. Studying Russian helped open doors for me post graduation."
Position in Intelligence, Washington DC
"I think that majoring in German has given me a very well rounded education--it has helped me understand English so much better, but also given me the chance to try to wrap my head around a concept as big as an entire language. Naturally, it has also given me a very tight community at UNL which is important given how big the school is."
Harvard Law School
"My Spanish program has prepared me to be more diverse and accepting of different ideologies. Not only that, but also has prepared me to be a more well-rounded person because the program challenged me to analyze a lot of different literature and understand the author's intentions, etc. Also, the presentations have prepared me to be a better public speaker."
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Let curiosity move you to start your story at the College of Arts and Sciences. With over 30 majors in the college alone, specialized programs of study to match any interest area, the opportunity for hands-on experience through our nationally-acclaimed undergraduate research program, and a campus located at the heart of an innovative college city community of over 250,000 people, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln offers the ideal Big Ten collegiate experience for students at an affordable cost.Apply Now