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, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Residence Director: Meg Clark, email@example.com
- Program Director: Dr. Alexandra Hellenbrand, Global Studies Program, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Faculty: Brent James, Dept. of Foreign Languages & Literature, email@example.com
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.