Experience the intellectual and personal enrichment that comes with learning new languages
— Spanish, French and German — and encounter the diverse cultures they represent through
Palm Beach Atlantic University's Modern Language Department.
As a student in the Department of Modern Languages you will be able to combine your
interest in languages, cultures, linguistics and literature with other fields of study
across the university.
Become a unique and skilled communicator and critical thinker through gaining valuable
language and cultural skills. You will learn how to use these skills domestically
and internationally to find a rewarding career and to make a difference in the world.
A few of the vast opportunities include:
Travel and tourism
Computer and software services
Project management at a variety of national and international companies
Advertising and marketing
Social and health services or legal fields
Positions in the State Department and other areas of government
Knowing a modern language will make you a stronger candidate for many prestigious
scholarships such as:
Fulbright and Fulbright Summer Institute: program at one of ten sites in the United Kingdom.
David L. Boren Scholarship: Study abroad in underrepresented countries; emphasis on national security/national
Critical Language Scholarships: Comprehensive funding for overseas summer program focused on critical languages;
DAAD Scholarship - German Academic Exchange Service: Funds various awards for study/research in Germany;
Freeman - Asia: Funds study in East or Southeast Asia for students with financial need;
Gilman International Scholarship: Up to $5000 for study abroad for Pell Grant recipients;
Killam Fellowships Program: Study in Canada for one or two semesters;
Phi Kappa Phi Study Abroad Grant: $1,000 to support study abroad in any country.
Learn from Expert Educators
The Modern Language Department at PBA features faculty trained at renowned institutions
worldwide who have the ability to bring a wide array of research and teaching interests
to the classroom. Their work as scholars and educators has been recognized as keeping
abreast with the most cutting-edge approaches in the study of world languages, cultures
We care deeply about student success, and we make it our goal to provide you with
an amazing experience that builds and integrates a meaningful set of learning activities
in order to prepare you for a successful and fulfilling personal, civic, and professional