The Cape Fear Foreign Language Collaborative is an academic alliance of regional language professionals who meet to discuss issues that affect the foreign language teaching profession. The Collaborative provides professional development opportunities, supports school and community initiatives,offers scholarships to university students and seniors in high school,and serves to distribute information about language learning and cultural events.
The Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures has agreements with dozens of agencies in the region to receive student interns who are juniors or seniors studying French, German, or Spanish. Internships provide students with practical experience involving observation and application of a foreign language.
Latino Book Club offers the community with the opportunity to learn about the Latino culture of the United States through book discussions, book readings, and book-to-screen events. It also supports and funds bilingual and heritage literacy among children of the Wilmington area through its alliances with community organizations, schools, and independent bookstores.
North Carolina Teaching Asia Network (NCTAN) offers seminars for K-12 teachers on East Asian history, geography, literatures, arts, philosophy, cultures, and more. Upon completion of the required seminars, participants will be eligible to apply for a study abroad tour to East Asia.
Travel Around Russia is a Summer Language Program for Middle and High School Students where they learn the basics of the language from native speakers and professional instructors, and are introduced to authentic Russian traditions, folklore, cinema, and cuisine and will have practical comparative experience. This program is funded by STARTALK, a government initiative to increase the number of Americans learning critical need languages.