Dear Student,

As Executive Dean of the School of World Languages, Cultures and Communications it is my pleasure to welcome you to Richland College. Our academic school offers credit courses in English, ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) which includes the American English and Culture Institute for international students and Foreign Languages (Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish.)

In addition the Cultural Studies, Ethnic Studies, and Peace Studies are part of our division. At Richland we host over 1,300 international students who are advised through our Multicultural Center. This fulfills our vision of being the best place we can be to build local and world community. We hope that the diversity of our campus will encourage you to learn more about cultures around the world. Although you may never study abroad, through classes with our international students you can become a global citizen. Come to Richland and enjoy our beautiful campus, our outstanding faculty, and students from around the world.