Welcome to the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures. Our programs in French, German, Spanish, and International Studies provide privileged entryways to understanding how other people experience the world and expand opportunities for UMKC students. Explore the world with our Study Abroad programs; improve your cross-cultural skills in an internship; or prepare for careers as language teachers to pursue a Master’s degree; expand your professional and cultural horizons with a range of interdisciplinary courses.

Meet Our Alumni

Opportunities to Get Involved

Students Recognized for Excellence in Undergraduate Research

Work from variety of disciplines showcased at annual symposium

Outstanding Alumni Recognized at 2022 Alumni Awards Celebration

Sixteen alumni and one family were honored at the April event

UMKC Alumni Soar at KCI

Meet several of the Roos making Kansas City’s new airport a reality