Your Susquehanna education won’t stop at the classroom doors.

Student clubs and activities, field trips, events, seminars and study abroad programs are all essential to building a well-rounded education in Chinese, French, German, Italian or Spanish.

Bond with students who share similar passions. Hear from experts with real-world experience in your field. Get to know faculty in a whole new light. Explore a new city or culture. Wherever you want your career to go, what you learn beyond our classrooms can help get you there.

Throughout the year, the Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures hosts numerous events for students, including:

  • Naples and L’Amica Geniale—A special event in collaboration with the music department based on a novel set in Naples. Students and faculty read excerpts from the novels followed by performances of Neapolitan songs by music students and faculty. 
  • World Book Fair—Language fellows organized a display in the library highlighting literature from around the world in honor of International Book Day. 
  • International Carnaval—The language fellows threw a Carnival party with the aim of disseminating information on and instilling curiosity about Carnaval traditions in European countries. 
  • Tombolata Night—The Italian fellow organized a game night in which the famous Tombola, a game similar to Bingo, was played by students who were able to learn about Christmas traditions in Italy.
  • Italian-German movie night—The Italian fellow, the German fellow and Associate Professor of German Studies Martina Kolb showed Life is beautiful (La vita è bella), an Italian film on the Holocaust. The screening was followed by a discussion with students studying German and Italian. 
  • French-Italian witchcraft event—The Italian and the French fellows reflected together with some students on the meaning of witchcraft in today’s society in European countries as well as in the United States. 
  • International Fairs—Throughout the year the language fellows took part in international fairs organized by SU, in which they talked about their culture and countries and prepared national dishes as well as games and various activities.
  • Journee de la Francophonie—Our annual French-speaking festival.

Study Abroad

Our cross-cultural Global Opportunities (GO) study abroad program will expose you to different cultures while teaching you valuable things about yourself.

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Internships & Study Abroad

Junior Wins Study Abroad Grant

Junior Katherine Moronta was awarded a $2,000 scholarship from the Institute of International Education (IIE) to help fund her Fall 2019 study abroad experience in Cuba.

Student Clubs and Organizations


French Club

German Club

Italian Club