In addition to the required study abroad program, the Department of Foreign Languages and Cultures partners with other offices on the University of Evansville campus to offer students opportunities to enhance their linguistic and cultural knowledge and skills - all while forming lifelong bonds with both international and US students at the University.
Among those activities offered to all foreign language students are:
Language Clubs and Tables, Spanish Film Club, International Club.
Conversation practice with Fulbright Language Teaching Assistants.
Experiential learning opportunities. Tutor high school and UE students in a foreign language. Teach English to ESL students in the community at local churches and high schools. Help translate Salvation Army financial aid forms into Spanish for community members. Provide translation at medical clinics. Speak with families in the Evansville Hispanic Community in Spanish to determine what Christmas gifts the Salvation Army will buy those children.
Internships using your foreign language skills both here and abroad! Work with your Foreign Languages and Cultures advisors and with The Center for Career Development to find internships requiring foreign language skills.
Major in a foreign language and become a foreign language teacher.
An opportunity to give campus tours in foreign languages.
International House is a weekly cultural program open to all American and international students interested in learning about the diverse cultures represented on campus. Activities include culture nights, group outings, dances, and panel discussions. Meeting people through these programs provides not only insight into other cultures, but also lifelong friendships that span the globe.
International Education Week offers students a week-long, campus-wide schedule of activities designed to highlight and celebrate UE's international connections and expand cultural awareness across campus. The event, a joint initiative of the US Department of State and the US Department of Education, promotes international education and offers activities that prepare students to be citizens of a global environment. It was celebrated for the first time in 2000 and today is celebrated in over 100 countries.