April 8 is World Languages Day in MIT Global Languages. Our core mission is to educate MIT students in languages, cultures, and inter-cultural communication, in order to advance their academic, career and personal goals.

Global Languages offers well over 100 classes per year in Chinese StudiesEnglish Language StudiesFrench and Francophone StudiesGerman StudiesJapanese StudiesKorean StudiesPortuguese StudiesRussian StudiesSpanish Studies • and Studies in International Literatures and Cultures.

Students can also join Tutmonda, a First-Year Learning Community is designed to foster community among entering first-year students who view international experiences as central to their educational trajectories at MIT.

Here’s what a few of our former students have to say about the value of studying a language as part of their MIT undergraduate careers!

VIDEO: Josh Woodard, Major in Mechanical Engineering, Minor in Chinese, Class of 2018

INTERVIEW: Joanna Lin, Double Major in Biology and French, Class of 2021.

INTERVIEW: Kaleigh Hunt, Double Major in Chemical Engineering and German, Class of 2020.

INTERVIEW: Jordan Alford, Double Major in Chemical Engineering and Spanish, Class of 2020.