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World Languages at USC Upstate

In an increasingly global world, the ability to communicate in multiple languages is more important than ever. Our world language programs help students learn to speak and read in Spanish, French, German and Chinese and gain familiarity with the countries in Africa, Asia, Europe and North and South America where these languages are spoken. Through our study abroad programs, international film series and various international festivals, we also introduce students to a range of cultures throughout the world.

Explore world languages through the following major and minor programs:


  • Entering students may take the world language placement test during orientation.
  • All students may also take the Spanish placement test in the Testing Center¬†in Media 218. The test takes approximately 20 minutes and walk-ins are accepted if space permits.
Languages, Literature, and Composition

World Language Programs
Dr. Celena Kusch
Department Chair

Student Support
Study Abroad Opportunities
World Languages Lab

Monday - Thursday
3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
By Appointment 

Student Organizations
Alpha Mu Gamma
Hispanic Awareness Assoc.

Community Outreach
Reflections Conference

Contact Us
USC Upstate
Department of Languages, Literature & Composition
HPAC 222
800 University Way
Spartanburg, SC 29303
Phone: 864-503-5688
Fax: 864-503-5825
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