World Languages and Cultures

 

 

Available on the Vincennes campus

This curriculum offers the first two years of study for students preparing for professions as translators, interpreters, flight attendants, foreign service employees, or teachers of foreign languages. It offers also a broad general education for those interested in professions connected with public relations, travel, law, or international businesses.

Learn more about the courses required for this major

Mission Statement and Program Outcomes

Brochure 

Video Gallary 

Explore Japan 2014-2017 Slideshow  

Explore Japan is a summer course trip to Japan. 17 days of cultural adventure includes:

One week sightseeing tour of Tokyo, Nagoya, Nara, and Kyoto 

8 days of home staying in Utsunomiya

Visitng an elementary school, middle school, high school and partner college

Experiencing daily life in Japan  

Apply for Financial Aid and Futaba Scholarship!  

Explore Japan 2017 Group & Nagoya Castle

 

Teaching  Foreign Languages 

Kathy Darnell is a VU graduate.  

She teaches Freanch and Spanish at Cathedral High School in Indianapolis.

 

Exchange Program: Major in Japanese at VU & Study in Japan

 VU's Japanese Program has two partner colleges in Japan.  

Stephen Gibson studied Japanese at Sakushin Gakuin University. 

 

      JET Program, Teaching English at public schools in Japan 

Zachary Noble is a VU graduate. He is currently teaching English at a middle school and elementary school in Japan. 

He was hired as an Assistant Language Teacher by the Ministory of Foreign Affairs   

Working in London 

Ka Hei (Adrian) Lee

Adrian is a VU graduate from Hong Kong and Transfer to the University of California, Berkeley. He graduated from UCB with BA in Environmental Science in 2016.  After taking SPAN 103 at VU, Adrian travelled on his own through Central and South America for eight months. He currently resides in London and working in an environmental sciences NGO. 

                                                                        

 

Contact us to discuss your future!

  • Spanish Program 

Steven Gregory

Chair, World Languages & Cultures

Associate Professor of Spanish

812.888.5406 • sgregory@vinu.edu

  • French Program 

Karen Query

French Faculty Member
812.888.5517 • kquery@vinu.edu

  • Japanese Program 

Yoshiko K. Cockerham
Japanese Faculty Member 
812.888.5418 • ycockerham@vinu.edu