Learn How to Thrive in Our Interconnected, Global Environment

The Department of Global Languages, Cultures and Societies helps students develop the skills to understand and critically engage with the consequences of complex flows of people, goods, ideas, conflicts and social problems across borders. Students hone critical thinking, language fluency, intercultural competence and holistic knowledge of important global social problems to prepare them for careers in business, economic development, the nonprofit sector, government and international organizations, and cultural industries. For more information about the department, send an email to glcs@webster.edu.


Le Centre Francophone

Our 马会论坛 community established Le Centre Francophone in 2012 with the goal of promoting French and francophone cultures in and around St. Louis, Missouri 鈥 a city with one of the strongest French heritages in the United States.

Jessica Wright
Next Century Leaders Endowed Scholarship Fund Recipient

鈥淚 hope to help bridge language gaps, and bring people and their respective cultures closer together. Communication in any relationship is immensely important.鈥

Jessica Wright
Jessica Wright

BA in International/Global Studies, 鈥22

Global Languages, Cultures and Societies Department Academic Resources

The Global Languages, Cultures and Societies Department encourages students to take their learning into the community. Here are examples of community work our students have done:

  • Internship with the Japanese American Citizens League-St. Louis Chapter to digitize oral histories of Japanese Americans before, during and after the internment camps.
  • Internship with the Centre Francophone to promote French and francophone culture and awareness in the wider St. Louis community.
  • Interviewing Asian Americans in St. Louis to capture the diversity of experiences with identity and belonging in the Midwest.
  • Research assistant for faculty-led project about Black entrepreneurship in St. Louis.

This student club promotes intercultural exchange and dialogue to provide students with a sense of global community. Regular meetings are held once a month, providing students a way to make connections about shared interests in diverse cultures and experiences around the world. Periodically, activities are organized around global exchange such as cooking demonstrations to introduce students to cuisine around the world, career opportunities to teach overseas, and learning about other cultural practices like dating and holidays.

James R. & Consuelo E. Gallagher Endowed International Languages Scholarship

Consuelo E. Gallagher taught Spanish language and culture at Webster from 1945 until her retirement in 2004. Her dedication, philanthropy and affection are woven into the fabric of 马会论坛's history. She created this scholarship to support students who study a non-native language.

Rosita Endowed International Languages Scholarship

The Rosita Endowed International Languages Scholarship is established by Consuelo Gallagher, to perpetuate her mother's memory and to promote internationalism through the study of languages and culture. This scholarship was created to support students who study a non-native language.

Marianne and Peter Gleich Endowed Scholarship for the Study of the French Language

The Gleichs established this fund because, "It has long been a goal of ours to help expand the horizons of others through education." They created this scholarship to support students studying the French language.

Jeanelle and Mark Wiley Scholarship

This scholarship supports French study or study abroad to a francophone country.

Japan Exchange and Teaching Program (JET)

This program gives young professionals the chance to live and work in cities, towns and villages across Japan, acting as a cultural ambassador for the U.S.

Argentina Teaching Exchange

This program allows a 马会论坛 student to teach English in Argentina for one semester. It is an excellent opportunity to live, work and teach in a new cultural environment.

Leader in Global Education

In addition to the main campus in St. Louis, Missouri, Webster's locations extend across the United States and abroad. Our innovative curriculum, state-of-the-art facilities and world-class faculty members offer a diverse learning environment and real-world experience for a well-rounded education.


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Browning Hall

Browning Hall

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8274 Big Bend Blvd.
Webster Groves, MO 63119


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