Department of Languages

French track of Language and International Health major begins in Spring 2018


One of the signature offerings in the Department of Languages is the Language and International Health B.S. for those students interested in pursuing health-related careers. This program is jointly administered with the Department of Public Health Sciences in the College of Behavioral, Social and Health Sciences. The L&IH major pairs a modern language concentration with coursework in […]

L&IH students learn about healthcare system in Spain

L&IH-Spanish students at the hospital in Seville. (Photo courtesy of Europa Press.)

Language and International Health-Spanish majors Paris Arrington, Sydney Hamby, Anna Longaker, and Adrina Patterson are taking classes and completing their L&IH internships in Seville, Spain. Students had the opportunity to visit the Hospital Universitario de Valme to learn more about the healthcare system in Spain. They met with Rafael Aznar (Director, Center for Diagnostic Imaging), […]

Spanish minor recounts her study abroad experience in Seville

Hi! My name is Elizabeth Simpson, and I am a senior Health Science major with a minor in Spanish. I’ll be graduating in May, and will hopefully be going to graduate school to become an Occupational Therapist. In Spring of 2017, I studied abroad in the Faculty Directed Program to Seville, Spain. As a Health […]

International Spanish Program and Internships in Seville, Spain

Dr. Carlos Valencia, Resident Director of the Clemson in Seville Program, talked about the program highlights during his presentation on September 19 and at the Study Abroad Fair on September 20, 2017. Dr. Carlos Valencia received his doctorate in 19th-century Spanish literature from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill before teaching at Wake […]

Department to receive two incoming National Scholars

According to a recent media release, Clemson University selected eight students for the 2017 National Scholars Program, the university’s most selective academic merit program. The eight are an extraordinarily gifted group. Beyond the remarkable academic records they present — an average SAT of more than 1530 and high school class rank in the top 1 percent — these Scholars […]

Students receive awards at annual CAAH ceremony

Award winner Hilda Chan with CAAH Dean Richard Goodstein Chair of the Department of Languages Salvador Oropesa.

The following Department of Languages students were honored at the 2016-2017 College of Architecture, Arts and Humanities (CAAH) Honors and Awards Ceremony on April 7 in the Brooks Center Theatre. Congratulations! See all the photos from the event here. AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE Linda Wilson – Gallaudet/Clerc Award for Excellence in American Sign Language The award is given […]

L&IH majors present at cultural conference

L&IH majors Elouise Cram and Rebecca McConnell at the conference.

Language and International Health (L&IH) students Elouise Cram and Rebecca McConnell attended the Southwest Popular/American Culture Association’s 38th Annual Conference in Albuquerque, New Mexico (February 15-18, 2017) to present their research and participate in the panel organized by Dr. Graciela Tissera: Adapting Philosophers to Film. Elouise discussed the film adaptation of Gabriel García Márquez’s short […]

Clemson ranks high in African Americans who earn language degrees

Study Abroad in Ecuador

Clemson ranks 16th in the nation in the number of African American undergraduate students earning a foreign language degree in 2016, according to Diverse: Issues in Higher Education. Clemson ranked 19th in 2015 and 35th in 2013. Since 2010, the magazine has published rankings of the top 100 institutions that confer the most degrees to minority […]

L&IH students do internships at Seville hospital

L&IH students at the Victoria Eugenia Hospital in Seville.

Language and International Health (L&IH) students studying abroad in Seville, Spain through the Centro Internacional de Estudios Culturales (CINECU) have the opportunity to do internships at the Victoria Eugenia Hospital. The three-month, 135-hour internship allows students to directly observe the structural and functional organization of the healthcare system in Andalusia. These internships were facilitated by the Institute […]

Department welcomes new faculty member with joint tenure-track appointment

New assistant professor Arelis Moore de Peralta. Photo courtesy of Arelis Moore de Peralta.

The Department of Languages welcomed new assistant professor Arelis Moore de Peralta on July 1. She begins a joint tenure-track appointment with the Department of Youth, Family and Community Studies, where she has served as a research assistant professor with the Institute on Family and Neighborhood Life since 2011. In her new interdisciplinary role, Moore de Peralta will […]