An Elmhurst education is much more than teachers and classrooms. We know that well-rounded scholars need varied environments to stimulate their minds and put what they learn into practice. That's why the Department of World Languages, Literatures and Cultures provides its students with a comprehensive program of study that extends well outside lecture halls.
Elmhurst students and faculty of all backgrounds who are interested in cultural diversity and travel abroad get together regularly for meetings of the International Club. Sponsored by the Department of World Languages, Literatures and Cultures, the club provides opportunities for discussion and field trips to Chicago's ethnic neighborhoods, such as Pilsen and Little Village.
Alpha Mu Gamma
Alpha Mu Gamma, the national collegiate foreign language honorary society, recognizes outstanding academic achievement in the study of second languages. Dr. Beatriz Gómez-Acuña is the faculty advisor of our Chapter and currently serves as national president of the society. The Theta Upsilon Chapter at Elmhurst College is especially active with 15 to 20 initiates per year, and consistently supports student travel to, and participation in, the national conference.
El Arrendajo Azul
The Arrendajo Azul is the Spanish newspaper published by a team of Elmhurst students working under Professor Federica Bando. El club y sus miembros promueven la práctica, y con ella, el mejoramiento de un idioma extranjero por proveer una oportunidad de escribir y expresarse a través del idioma. El periódico tiene varias secciones que contienen artículos sobre la cultura, los sucesos actuales, y la literatura en el mundo hispanohablante. Con el periódico, el equipo espera inspirar a otros estudiantes para que busquen otras maneras más allá del aula para seguir avanzado.
La Table Française
La Table Française provides an opportunity for any and all Elmhurst College students interested in Francophone language studies to have a meeting place in order to discuss culture, provide conversation opportunities, and language enrichment. With meetings only twice a month, this is a change for even the busiest of students to get together to talk, laugh, watch films, and enjoy French foods.