Moving the study, practice and use of foreign languages beyond the walls of the classroom is an important part of foreign language study at Connecticut College.

The College continues its highly successful Foreign Language Fellows program, (begun during the 2008-2009 academic year), through which advanced-level language students and international students design and run co-curricular and extracurricular events in several foreign languages. The languages include Chinese, Japanese, Arabic, Russian, Spanish, Italian, French and German.

In addition to many events involving international food and film, here are some of the recent events and activities led by the fellows:

  • Trip to Little Italy in Boston (Italian Fellows)
  • Hands-on calligraphy and henna workshop (Arabic Fellows)
  • Hands-on Chinese calligraphy workshop (Chinese Fellow)
  • Student & Faculty Russian Book Club (Russian Fellows)
  • Faculty-led discussion about the French electoral system (French Fellow)
  • German TV nights (German Fellows)
  • Viewings of Spanish Premier League football games (Spanish Fellow)
  • Fall foliage picnic at the Arboretum with bento boxes (Japanese Fellows)
  • Trip to see the Kandinsky exhibit at the Guggenheim (Russian Fellows)
  • Oktoberfest (German Fellows)
  • "East/West" – An exhibition examining Ancient Rome and Ancient China (Latin Fellow)
  • Faculty lecture on traditional Chinese medicine (Chinese Fellow)

Also, to support instruction in the College's foreign language courses, Foreign Language Fellows organize and run tutoring sessions, assist with study and review sessions and provide opportunities for conversational practice at foreign language tables in Knowlton Language House.

Interested in becoming a Foreign Language Fellow?

Current sophomore, junior, or senior students at Connecticut College who know a foreign language may apply to become Foreign Language Fellows. They should contact the Fellows coordinator Laura Little,, to apply.