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World Languages and Literatures, Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Harrison, NY, United States
As our world grows more connected every day, learning another language in the World Languages and Literatures program at Manhattanville College is the ticket to traversing boundaries, understanding other peoples and cultures, and becoming knowledgeable world citizens.
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The World Languages and Literatures program at Manhattanville College is creating leaders for the global community is part of the fabric of a Manhattanville education and learning a second language is an important part of that journey. Mastery of another language also opens doors to careers in education, finance, government, journalism, law, media, marketing, and more.

Knowledge of a second language at least up to the introductory level is part of the General Education curriculum at Manhattanville College. Beyond the introductory level, we offer intermediate and advanced level courses in language, literature and culture.


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Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:
    • National application is based on a rolling admission
  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Course structure:

  • Language instruction is available in Arabic, French, German, Italian, Japanese, and Spanish. Students can major in French or Spanish, and minor in French, German, Italian, and Spanish. 
  • We offer two years of Japanese language instruction and Japanese is an elective for the Asian Studies major and minor.

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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General Requirements

  • Along with your completed application, and nonrefundable $50 application fee, you will need:
  • Official transcript of grades (all documents written in languages other than English must be accompanied by certified English translations)
  • Two academic letters of recommendation
  • Personal essay

Studyportals Tip: Students should consider taking one of the Pre-Bachelor's below. these courses will be necessary if:

  • You are considered ineligible for admission
  • You need to improve your academic, study, research or language skills

Tuition Fee

  • International

    38880 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 19440 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    38880 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 19440 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Harrison

  • 2275 - 4960 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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