Modern Languages

Resources for the Modern Languages Student


Substantial scholarships are available for study abroad for languages majors or minors with a 3.0 GPA. Scholarship applications must be turned in by February 15th of each year, please see the Study Abroad Opportunities page for more information.  The department offers semester or academic year direct exchange programs in Austria at the University of Klagenfurt; in Germany at the Fachhochschule Osnabrück; in France at the University Blaise-Pascal in Clermont-Ferrand; in Spain at the University of Cantabria, Santander and also at the University of Santiago de Compostela; in Paraguay at the National University of Asunción; and in Mexico at the Universidad de Guanajuato in Guanajuato, Mexico. The faculty also helps students identify other suitable programs.

Modern Languages Advisor 

New foreign language majors can contact an advisor through the department Chair:

Dr. Miguel González-Abellás
Morgan Hall, Room 350B
(785) 670.2015
Or by emailing the department secretary at .


The Modern Languages Department offers tutoring in French, German and Spanish. If you need extra help with your homework feel free to contact the Modern Languages secretary for the current semester's tutoring schedule.


Language Clubs and Activities 

French, German, and Spanish Clubs offer a variety of activities for interested students.  Check with the department secretary for information.


French, German, and Spanish Tables

Each language has a conversation table open to everyone who wants to practice the language. Please check with the department secretary for times and locations.

Language-learning Electronic Resources

Mabee Library research databases

Useful Links 


Academic Catalog

Course Schedule 

International Programs 

Mabee Library main page

Washburn Honors Program

Washburn Transformational Experience