World Languages & Cultures

UMD is the only US university with an undergraduate degree that integrates world languages, cultures, and creative industries. In our programs, you will develop analytical, creative, and critical thinking skills, learn robust intercultural communication, and acquire a far-reaching knowledge base. Learning languages and cultures helps you find your place in an interconnected world and opens perspectives to interact as curious and empathetic collaborators in local and global communities. Click here for WLC’s Spring 2023 classes and placement information.

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World Languages & Cultures
Humanities 494
1201 Ordean Court
Duluth, MN 55812-3041
United States


Dr. Kristen Hylenski was awarded the CAHSS Teaching Award in the tenure category in April 2023.

This past fall, the first World Languages and Cultures (WLC) Living Learning Community (LLC) launched on UMD’s campus.

A major that equips students to participate in the creative economy has produced work that’s being recognized in the Duluth community.