The Department of Linguistics, Languages, and Cultures has a thriving community of undergraduates who participate in student and university run activities.

The Department maintains a list of resources relevant to undergraduate. For resources specific to individual units, please visit the program’s page. 

For more information on advising, visit the Advising Page

Note: A complete description of the Honors Option program can be found on the Honors College website.

An Honors Options consists of an intensive project of high quality that results in a written paper or multi-media product. Students wishing to complete an Honors Option should talk to their instructors early in the semester.  Once a project is decided on, the instructor will get approval from the associate chair.  Once the project is approved, students may access the appropriate form by selecting “Student-Instructor Forms” from the Students Resources menu on the Registrar’s Office website. This should be done as early in the semester as possible but no later than the middle of the semester.

Honors Options are available in all department courses except for first and second-year language courses. Students must earn a minimum grade of 3.0 in the course, in addition to satisfactory completion of the H-Option project, in order to be eligible for the H-Option designation.

Graduate student instructors may oversee the Honors Option under the supervision of a department faculty member. Graduate-level courses will automatically count as an honors course with no additional work required.

Instructors are encouraged to include Honors Option information on their syllabi.

Students can find more information on job and internship opportunities through MSU’s Excel Network. The Excel Network establishes and supports a holistic approach to experiential learning, career education, student advising, and alumni networking in the College of Arts & Letters to chart successful paths to meaningful careers. Through six career communities based around distinct industries, you can expect unique online content such as events, internship and career opportunities, alumni spotlights, and experiential learning opportunities from each.

MSU’s Center for Language Teaching Advancement (CeLTA) offers a number of opportunities to learn languages and engage with cultures beyond the classroom. At CeLTA you can:

Please visit the following sites and/or email the designated individuals for further information regarding language placement testing.

Student Clubs

Get involved with student organizations in the Department of Linguistics, Languages, and Cultures!

Chinese Learning Community Club

A non-profit student organization aims to build a bridge between Chinese learners and native speakers. To facilitate learning Chinese culture and spreading knowledge by establishing such a platform outside the classroom as extracurricular.

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German Club

An interactive social forum where members of the MSU community who are interested in exploring German-speaking cultures or like to study the German language gather to exchange information and meet one another.

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Japan Club

A student organization that aims to support Japanese students, provide important information to students interested, help encourage growth in the community, and introduce Japanese culture to the community.

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Send us an email:

Japanese Language Club

Japanese Language Club is a student organization that aims to build community interest in learning Japanese Language of all levels. Have fun with different activities and practices each meeting.

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Send us an email:

Korean Student Organization

The Korean Student Association (KSA) dedicates itself to an all-inclusive community of students with a common interest in Korean culture. It incorporates a wide variety of events and social gatherings on a monthly basis with opportunity to meet people, build connection, have fun, and learn about Korea.

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Send us an email:

Russian Club

A student organization that is passionate about the Russian language and culture. Learn about Russian language, culture, and study abroad experiences.  We plan events, help with homework, prepare for tests, and just have a good time!

Connect

Send us an email:

Student Clubs

Get involved with student organizations in the Department of Linguistics, Languages, and Cultures!

Chinese Learning Community Club

A non-profit student organization aims to build a bridge between Chinese learners and native speakers. To facilitate learning Chinese culture and spreading knowledge by establishing such a platform outside the classroom as extracurricular.

Connect

Send us an email:

German Club

An interactive social forum where members of the MSU community who are interested in exploring German-speaking cultures or like to study the German language gather to exchange information and meet one another.

Connect

Send us an email:

Japan Club

A student organization that aims to support Japanese students, provide important information to students interested, help encourage growth in the community, and introduce Japanese culture to the community.

Connect

Send us an email:

Japanese Language Club

Japanese Language Club is a student organization that aims to build community interest in learning Japanese Language of all levels. Have fun with different activities and practices each meeting.

Connect

Send us an email:

Korean Student Organization

The Korean Student Association (KSA) dedicates itself to an all-inclusive community of students with a common interest in Korean culture. It incorporates a wide variety of events and social gatherings on a monthly basis with opportunity to meet people, build connection, have fun, and learn about Korea.

Connect

Send us an email:

Russian Club

A student organization that is passionate about the Russian language and culture. Learn about Russian language, culture, and study abroad experiences.  We plan events, help with homework, prepare for tests, and just have a good time!

Connect

Send us an email:

Education Abroad

MSU has a long history of international engagement and has led the nation in study abroad participation among public universities for the last six years. We administer over 275 programs taking place in more than 60 countries around the world. Each year, close to 3,000 students are transformed by their educational experiences outside of the United States and can be found in classrooms, research labs, field stations, and internships sites throughout the world.

arabic

CHINESE

GERMAN

HEBREW

Japanese

russian

Arabic

Chinese

German

Hebrew

Japanese

Russian

Education Abroad

MSU has a long history of international engagement and has led the nation in study abroad participation among public universities for the last six years. We administer over 275 programs taking place in more than 60 countries around the world. Each year, close to 3,000 students are transformed by their educational experiences outside of the United States and can be found in classrooms, research labs, field stations, and internships sites throughout the world.

Arabic

Chinese

German

Hebrew

Japanese

Russian