Pursuing a degree in any language at Catholic University provides a unique opportunity to take advantage of all that the city of Washington, D.C., has to offer. It is a rich resource for academic research, and internships in areas relevant to the study of literature, including policy studies, community development, and international development.
Students in our department take full advantage of the boundless resources of the Smithsonian Institution museums, including the National Museum of Natural History, the National Museum of the American Indian, the National Portrait Gallery, National Gallery of Art, and many others within a 10-minute Metro ride from the Catholic University campus.
If you want to try the world without leaving the city, Washington D.C. has many cultural opportunities to offer you. From Passport DC, an event that allows you to visit more than 50 of DC's embassies, to all the cultural festivals that D.C. offers like The Cherry Blossom Festival, the National Asian Heritage Festival, the Hispanic Heritage Family Day, just to name a few!
The Library of Congress is also an incomparable resource for students. The halls of Congress and numerous public and private agencies offer abundant internship opportunities. The Hispanic Reading Room inside The Library of Congress offers students primary access for research related to the Caribbean, Latin America, Spain, and Portugal.
Among our goals is to open doors to these opportunities that reward students with initiative and a sense for that something extra that the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures has to offer.