In addition to the required study abroad program, the Foreign Languages Department partners with other offices on the University of Evansville campus to offer students opportunities to enhance their linguistic and cultural knowledge and skills - all while forming lifelong bonds with both international and American students at the University.
Among those activities offered to all foreign language students are:
- Linguapalooza is a day-long event during which UE language students have the opportunity to interact - in the language they are studying - with local high school students interested in that language.
- International House is a weekly cultural program open to all American and international students interested in learning about the diverse cultures represented on campus. Activities include culture nights, group outings, dances, and panel discussions. Meeting people through these programs provides not only insight into other cultures, but also lifelong friendships that span the globe.
- International Education Week, offers students a week-long, campus-wide schedule of activities designed to highlight and celebrate UE's international connections, and expand cultural awareness across campus. The event, a joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education, promotes international education and offers activities that prepare students to be citizens of a global environment. It was celebrated for the first time in 2000 and today is celebrated in over 100 countries.
Foreign languages students also have the opportunity to write for Babel, an online journal showcasing the work of students in the department.