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Support Modern Languages

Your Support Opens Doors For Our Students

Your contribution to the Modern Languages and Literatures Department will help us offer our students the best possible learning experiences. Your donations can help fund departmental needs like faculty-mentored student research and field work in all language areas.

Give to Modern Languages

The above link will direct your donation to the Modern Languages general fund. We tap this fund to help cover special programs throughout the department. If you want to be more specific about where you want your donation to go, here are other funds:

Language Houses

Give to the Language House International Fellows Program Fund to support the Language House community and our International Fellows who provide the immersion experience!

Chinese Studies

Give to the Chinese Program fund to support activities throughout the Chinese Studies program.

French & Francophone Studies

McCormack-Reboussin Scholarship Fund: In honor of alumnus and French major Mark McCormack and his favorite professor, Marcel Reboussin, this annually awarded scholarship supports a rising senior French and Francophone Studies major with a summer research stipend for research-related travel in France or another Francophone country and a partial academic scholarhip to be used in the senior year.

St. Onge Award Fund: In honor of retired French professor and Modern Languages chair Ronald R. St. Onge, this award is given annually at commencement to a graduating senior French and Francophone Studies major who has the most promising plans for graduate studies.

Maryse Fauvel Lecture Series: In honor of retired French professor and Modern Languages chair Maryse Fauvel, this fund supports the Fauvel Lecture Series featuring a scholar in French and Francophone studies whose research relates to diversity in France and the Francophone world.

German Studies

Give to the German Studies fund to support activities throughout the German Studies program.

The Else S. Diduk Endowment contributes financial support to students taking German Studies classes abroad.

The Dr. J. Richard Guthrie Scholarship supports research projects undertaken by German Studies majors in the U.S. or abroad.

Hispanic Studies

The Hispanic Studies Faculty and Student Research Fund supports research activities.

The Sharon Philpott and Marta Perez Faculty-Student Research Endowment funds yearly awards that provide Hispanic studies majors with innovative learning and research opportunities, with support from faculty mentors.

Italian Studies

The Campagna Italian House Fund supports student activities in Italian Studies.

Japanese Studies

The Japan Culture Fund supports student activities in Japanese Studies.

Russian Studies

The Dobro Slovo Scholarship Fund was established to support summer study at St. Petersburg University.


To contribute to the Arabic or TESL programs, please select the general Modern Languages fund and add a note in the comments box indicating your intended beneficiary.

Recent opportunities funded through generous contributions include the work our students have done in Madrid mapping Civil War memories, on the U.S.-Mexico Border studying issues of migration and human rights, and on the St. Petersburg Research Project, where students do on-site cultural studies research. You can help sponsor students in immersion experiences near and far, helping them prepare for a life of global citizenship.

Please consider making an online contribution through our secure web server today by clicking on one of the links above. Thank you!

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