Language study teaches you to think critically and analytically, and introduces you to ways in which other cultures construct thought and make meaning. Our courses integrate culture, history, literature, and other creative productions into the learning experience, and introduce you to business discourse.
Cultural understanding is key to linguistic competence. That's why Heather Moon and Elisabetta Misuraca, lecturers in the Department of Modern Languages, are teaching ethnographic fieldwork to their students who will be studying abroad.
We sponsor events and support a variety of clubs and organizations that offer opportunities to expand upon concepts and ideas developed in the classroom. For example:
Bryant University's Spanish Cultural Organization (BUSCO)
BUSCO believes in the responsibility of supporting and promoting the Spanish language and culture within the Bryant community. Our focus is to better Spanish speakers' abilities and knowledge of the Spanish culture. We aim to coordinate educational combined with social events with both liberal arts and business aspects.
China-Bryant Connection (CBC)
The members of the Bryant University Association of Chinese Language and Culture believe in the responsibility of supporting and promoting the Chinese language and culture within Bryant University as well as the surrounding community. Our focus is to better Chinese language speakers’ abilities and knowledge of the diverse Chinese cultures. Our goal is to coordinate educational and social events with both liberal arts and business aspects.
International Student Organization
This diverse group is open to all Bryant students in order to promote the social and cultural interaction among members of the University. The club holds both cultural and social activities and functions.
Italian American Association
This organization is open to anyone with an interest in learning about and promoting the Italian culture. We strive to promote Italian culture through events such as Italian dinners, Bocce tournaments, card games, and other activities associated with the Italian culture.
Multicultural Student Union
The Multicultural Student Union is a representative body for students from many ethnic backgrounds. It strives to improve the quality of life at Bryant by educating the community about other cultures.
Student Experiences Abroad Club (SEAC)
SEAC is a social club geared toward students who have studied abroad and wish to keep their experience alive with like-minded students. We aim to foster the experience and apply it in all aspects of life.
The Franco B.U.
The Franco B.U. members are devoted to encouraging the use of French language in everyday conversation and business atmospheres. The club’s goal is to expand awareness of the highly diverse Francophone cultures throughout the Bryant University community. This includes organizing French-language film screenings and film festivals, music nights, a French literature group, and collaborative cuisine nights. We organize events centered around traditional French and Francophone holidays, such as Mardi Gras. The club is open to French and non-French speakers, in order to raise awareness of the French language and to educate the Bryant community.