At the intersection of language and culture, you’ll find a world of possibilities. 

Developing linguistic competence and cultural literacy are invaluable skills to becoming an informed global citizen in an increasingly interconnected world.

The UW Oshkosh Department of Global Languages and Cultures provides comprehensive training in language and cultures to majors, minors, certificate seekers, and students in the general education or USP courses preparing to compete in the global workforce. Students benefit from the combination of a strong liberal arts foundation and a holistic approach to global learning guided by award-winning faculty who are experts in languages including French, German, Japanese, and Spanish.

Our philosophy

The philosophy of the Department of Global Languages and Cultures at UW Oshkosh is in full congruence with the College of Letters and Science’s mission to enhance communication skills and increase knowledge of human cultures. Our programs contribute to the intellectual, social, and emotional development of our students, supporting their growth both as individuals and as members of society.


Meet our Programs!

Contact Us

Global Languages and Cultures
Vicki Anderson
Academic Department Associate
(920) 424-4004
Spring 2021 Semester Virtual Office Hours
Monday-Thursday | 7:45 a.m. - 4:30 p.m
Friday | 7:45 a.m. - 12:30 p.m
Clow Faculty 317

Media Center
Clow Classroom Building 250
Mon  | 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Tues | 10:00 a.m. - 2:45 p.m.
*Weds | 9:00 a.m. 11:15 a.m. & 12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Thurs | 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
*Fri | 9:00 a.m. 11:15 a.m. & 12:45 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

*NB: The Center is closed from 11:15 - 12:00 Wednesdays and from 11:15 - 12:45 Fridays


Alumni awards: Outstanding young alumni making an impact around the world
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Student commencement speech: ‘Color outside all the lines’
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UW Oshkosh senior Ally Chard earns Fulbright award
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