University of Ottawa/Université d'Ottawa

World Languages and Cultures

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Program Information

School:University of Ottawa/Université d'Ottawa
Faculty:Faculty of Arts
Degree:Bachelor; Honours
Field of Study:Intercultural/Multicultural and Diversity Studies
Description:The Major in World Languages and Cultures will allow you to acquire competency in one or more international languages and to gain a wide range of knowledge about cultures and intercultural realities. Besides focusing on one or several linguistic and cultural areas, you will develop fundamental research and communication skills that are essential to today’s workplace and wider world. These are introduced and reinforced in courses at all levels, concluding with a capstone research seminar. Gain important academic and professional experience by collaborating with the Department’s various research groups or participating in the research of faculty members through the prestigious Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program (UROP). The Major’s experiential learning component will allow you to integrate diverse opportunities to study and work abroad as well as volunteering experiences with embassies, international cultural institutes (e.g. Cervantes Institute, Goethe Institute, Dante Alighieri Society), and community organizations in the National Capital Region.

The Major is a perfect fit with the University of Ottawa’s uoGlobal Recognition and with the Faculty of Art’s Option in Entrepreneurship, Creativity, and Social Innovation. It will also prepare you for graduate studies in language and culture, e.g. in the Department’s MA programs in Spanish and in World Literatures and Cultures. The languages taught in the Department include Arabic, Breton, Chinese, German, Irish, Italian, Japanese, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Scottish Gaelic, Spanish, Welsh, and Yiddish. This program is offered in English and in French.
URL:World Languages and Cultures at University of Ottawa/Université d'Ottawa
Course Based:Yes
Length:4 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
International: $36,161

Admission Requirements

Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)*73 to 76
Test Scores:
  • Canadian Academic English Language Assessment [min. 70] or Cambridge English for Speakers of Other Languages: Certificate in Advanced English [min. C1] or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6.5] or CanTEST [min. 4.5] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 86]

* The entrance grade may change from year to year. Please contact the school for further information.

* We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

Modified on August 14, 2021