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

International Alumni Serve on Sustainability Research Panel

Experts in mobility, climate and food waste share their knowledge

Faculty Donation Establishes Endowment for Gay and Lesbian Archives

UMKC professor’s gift increases collection security, longevity