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World Languages & Cultures Student Organizations

Students studying a world language or who are simply interested in learning more about a different culture have the opportunity to join one or more of the diverse student organizations and societies associated with the World Languages and Cultures Department.

Choose an organization below to learn more and check out additional multicultural student organizations at the USI Multicultural Center!

Alpha Mu Gamma Members

Alpha Mu Gamma is the National Collegiate Foreign Language Honor Society. The University of Southern Indiana is home to the Nu Upsilon chapter.

Among its goals, Alpha Mu Gamma seeks to recognize achievement in foreign language and to foster sympathetic understanding of other people through the medium of language. It is the sponsor of National Foreign Language Week in the United States.


Membership

Applications for membership are invited during the spring semester. Check back later for the application.


Requirements

To become a member of Alpha Mu Gamma, applicants must meet both of these requirements:

  • Have completed one full college academic year.
  • Have a B grade point average (3.0) or higher in all completed college level courses.

And one of these requirements:

  • Have received two consecutive grades of A in unrepeated college courses at the 200 level or above in French, German or Spanish.
  • Have received two consecutive grades of A in unrepeated college courses in Japanese or Latin.
  • Have received two consecutive grades of A in unrepeated college English classes (for natives of non-English speaking countries).

Students who are unable to apply for initiation at this time but are interested and may be eligible in the future may apply for associate membership. See a professor for details.


Dues

Membership dues for Alpha Mu Gamma are $40, ($25 national and $15 local chapter dues).


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Arabic Club

The Arabic Club at the University of Southern Indiana is open to any student with an interest in Arabic language and culture.

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French Club

The French Club is made up of students and faculty members who enjoy getting together. 

The group meets at different homes for a French meal and conversation and attends French-language activities or activities connected to the Francophone world.

For example, the French Club has traveled en groupe to Louisville to see plays and concerts by well-known French singers at the University of Louisville and the Alliance Francaise.

Traditional French Christmas carols are shared at the annual World Languages and Cultures Department holiday sing along in early December.

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German Language Students Abroad

The Association of German Students at the University of Southern Indiana offers the opportunity to make new friends while participating in a variety of German-related activities. Club events include a trip to the Cincinnati Oktoberfest, trips to Amish and ethnic German restaurants in the area, German film evenings, bake sales, a German Stammtisch, and Lebkuchenträume (a gingerbread house contest with high school students). 

Stammtisch

The Stammtisch, or German language table, meets regularly in a local restaurant. Students of German, members of the community, and guests from German-speaking countries convene over pizza to converse in German. Conversation is at every level, beginning to advanced.


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Japanese Language Studetns

The Japanese Club at the University of Southern Indiana is for all students interested in Japanese culture.

Members of the Japanese club learn about Japanese culture through many different activities, such as calligraphy, films, food and cooking, origami, traditional games and more.

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Spanish Club Students

The Spanish Club at the University of Southern Indiana is a group open to any and all USI students. The focuses on bringing diversity, fun, and all things related to the Spanish language to USI.

Traditional Spanish-language Christmas carols are shared at the annual World Languages and Cultures Department holiday sing along in early December.

Meetings

Executive Board meetings are the second Wednesday of each month and general member meetings are the third Wednesday at 5 p.m. in Forum I.


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