During summer 2012, 21 students attended the program 4-8 week program in Madrid, Spain and 9 students attended the program in Lyon, France. Summer study abroad programs are offered by Modern Language Department in Spain and France each year to study languages and cultures.
In 2012, the College of Liberal Arts added a second tenure-track faculty to teach Japanese. Cultural events sponsored by COLA and Department of Modern Languages in 2011-2012 included a foreign language film festivals. The College of Liberal Arts Department of Modern Languages offers a wide variety of foreign language offerings, including Spanish, French, German, and Japanese, and maintains a fully equipped language laboratory where students may practice pronunciation and polish accents. The major in the Japanese language was added in Fall 2007.