Modern Languages, Literatures & Cultures

Modern Languages, Literatures & Cultures

Learn Outside the Classroom

Film Festivals & Art Shows


The Montante Cultural Center, 2001 Main St. Buffalo

The Department of Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures hosts an annual Ibero-American IBERO-AMERICAN FILM FESTIVAL sponsored by Spanish Honor Society and the Department of Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures every Thursday in October, to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month; and co-hosts  POLISH FILM FESTIVAL (, as well as art exhibits, producers and writers.

Student Clubs

Student clubs include Latin America Students and Friends (LASAF), Ñ Spanish Club, Phi Alpha Delta (French Honor Society), Sigma Delta Pi (Spanish Honor Society), and Delta Phi Alpha (German Honor Society).

Service Learning

French and Spanish majors volunteer in the local community through the Office of Community-Based learning at agencies such as Vive La Casa, Los Tainos and the International Institute.

Study Abroad/ Study Tours

Modern languages, literatures and cultures majors are required to study abroad for a minimum of four consecutive weeks in a formal pre-approved program in the target language. Opportunities are available to modern language students in Argentina, Puerto Rico, Costa Rica (for Spanish, pre-med, education, and law enforcement students), Cuba, Université Catholique de Lille a Paris (new summer 2012), and the Université de Québéc a Montreal. You can read about the study abroad to Cuba in Canisius MagazineLearn more about the college’s study abroad options.

Learn more about the study abroad opportunity for pre-med, law enforcement & education majors in San José, Costa Rica for Summer 2013.

Study Abroad: Argentina (tab on the left, under Outside the classroom)

Learn more about the study abroad opportunity in Mar del Plata, Argentina during Winter Break 2015/2016.


Modern languages students have participated in summer internships in Meudon, France; Dortmund, Germany; San José, Costa Rica; and in the local community at Big Brothers/Big Sisters, Roswell Park Cancer Institute, the International Institute and the Big Mirror Initiative of Buffalo. Local companies that conduct business in Latin America such as New Era Cap and Rich Products also provide internships to Spanish majors.