Global Studies and World Languages

Welcome to WSU’s Global Studies and World Languages department. It currently offers Global Studies majors with Asian, European, Latin America and North America emphases, engaging classes are taught by dedicated professors with multi-international backgrounds. Our World Language programs are designed for students who want to enhance their occupational skills with linguistic and cultural training. Be part of the GSWL community of learners who are improving our world.


Spanish language placement exam: The Spanish placement exam is now updated to provide more reliable and accurate course recommendations for SPAN 101, 102, 201, 202 & 301. You can take the placement exam online. Read the Placement and Credit Guidelines (PDF) for more information.

Study Abroad

Study abroad in Argentina, China, Japan and Spain or travel study in Puerto Rico. Contact the department or the Study Abroad Office for more information.

Major Maps

Check out our Major Map.

Learn More About What You Can Do With a Global Studies Major.

Spanish Club

Join us for our Spanish Club meetings where we'll share conversations in Spanish and learn more about the home countries of WSU international students.