Language and Culture Community

      The Language and Culture Community is for both American and International students. Students who want to expand their experience of global community and the customs, cultures, and languages of peoples from around the globe are encouraged to join this unique shared academic experience.

      The Language and Culture Community is housed on Bodenheimer Drive in the Living Learning Center (LLC) with the NC Teaching Fellows and Watauga Global Community programs. The LLC features four-person suites, kitchens, lounges, a music room and a library.

Special Opportunities Available to this Community

  • Foreign language suites-- Japanese, French, Spanish, Chinese, Russian, and German
  • Foreign language skill practice and discussion groups
  • Peer study groups
  • Cultural events
  • Informal interaction with faculty

Expectations for Language and Culture Community Members

  • Required to enroll in First Year Seminar US 1150-146
  • Plan and participate in community activities and events
  • Complete a set of core experiences
  • Personalize the Community (help design T-shirts, community logos, decorate doors, bulletin boards, etc.)
  • Demonstrate an openness to diverse individuals and cultures
  • Be involved in developing community standards and planning the future of the Community

Language and Culture RLC Leadership Team

       Coordinator              Cathy Roberts-Cooper                                       
       Residence Director    Meg Clark                                                          
       Program Director      Dr. Alexandra Hellenbrand,  Global Studies Program
       Faculty                      Brent James, Dept. of Foreign Languages & Literature

Sponsoring Departments

Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures

     The Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures offers a range of courses to enhance students' understanding and appreciation of other cultures and languages as well as their own. In addition to the broad knowledge base acquired through these courses, students will understand that language and culture are inseparable. Upon fulfilling the Department's requirements for undergraduate or graduate programs, students will be adequately prepared for lifelong learning in a multicultural world.

International Education and Development 

     Appalachian's campus extends beyond its physical boundaries to reach across the globe. Our international focus encompasses international student admissions, study abroad programs, visiting exchange scholars and faculty, and 41 institutional partnerships in over 17 countries. As a result, the Appalachian family residing in the Living Learning Center
is a diverse community of students, faculty, and staff from around the world.


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Every fall the department co-hosts the Latin American Film Series. An event open to students, faculty and the public in general. Admission is free. Schedule information of the films is posted on the first week of August.


Department of Languages, Literatures & Cultures
Sanford Hall
225 Locust Street
ASU Box 32063
Boone, NC 28608-2063
(828) 262-3095 (office)
(828) 262-7079 (fax)

DLLC Department Chair 
Dr. James Fogelquist 
520 Sanford Hall
(828) 262-3096 

DLLC Assistant Chair
Dr. Catherine Fountain
529 Sanford Hall
(828) 262-2308 

DLLC Administrative Assistant
Ms. Cindy Trivette
521 Sanford Hall
(828) 262-3095 

LARC Director
Dr. Paul Sebastian
524 Sanford Hall
(828) 262-2932

UNC World Language Exchange

The World Language exchange was created in 2013 to manage the sharing of less commonly taught languages across the UNC system. This exchange offers access to a variety of languages such as Persian, Cherokee and Ancient Greek as well as courses that explore culture.

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