Modern Languages majors at TLU benefit from opportunities and experiences abroad and in the local community.
Teatro de Artes Internship
The Modern Languages Department collaborates with Teatro De Artes De Juan Seguin students through an Internship Program. The Internship Program runs from August to December. The TLU interns work as many hours per week pending their schedule and Teatro’s projects.
This internship offers educational, cultural and training opportunities for individuals pursuing careers in education, language, history, communications or arts administration. Through this program, Teatro encourages the professional development of TLU students and a mentoring relationship between professionals in the organization and the interns.

Historias de Seguin Project
The past helps us understand who we are, how we got here, and why. Knowing our past also helps us better understand how to get where we want to be as a people and society. Historias de Seguín – Seguín Stories is a collaborative effort between local residents and Texas Lutheran University to collect and preserve stories from Seguín’s Mexican and Mexican-American communities. As city council member Ramón Salazar has written, the project intends to gather “information on the citizens of Seguín who in the past years were influential in some way, who contributed for the good of the barrios, the Hispanic entrepreneurs who opened the doors for all of us, teachers who encouraged us, anyone who in some way contributed their time or talents to make a Seguín a better place.”

The primary goal is to promote a greater awareness of the contributions and experiences of Mexican and Mexican-American people in Seguín. In order to do this, the project will eventually lead to the publication of a book, as well as the creation of audio files, that gather and provide easy access to stories and photographs from Seguín’s past. In the meantime, a website has been established and one batch of stories was displayed at Davila’s BBQ restaurant to share the fruits of this project publicly. In the words of Mr. Salazar, “we…are at a pivot point to where we can motivate our students and our children to achieve greatness in our town by looking at our past.”

Alpha Mu Gamma
Alpha Mu Gamma is the first and largest national collegiate foreign language honor society of the United States. It was established on April 29, 1931 at Los Angeles City College by five members of the College foreign language faculty. These five members recognized the need for a society to honor achievement in all foreign languages at an early stage in the student's career. The interest shown by the other colleges and universities inspired an almost immediate expansion into a national organization. More than 307 chapters exist in the United States, Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands. Chapters are found both in state and private universities, four years as well as two years colleges. The Society has grown so large because it honors excellence in ALL languages so that it encompasses all foreign groups.
Modern Languages Students Abroad
Modern Languages students can expand their knowledge and fluency while studying abroad in:
  • Spain
  • Guatemala
  • El Salvador
  • Nicaragua
  • Mexico
  • Costa Rica
  • Argentina
  • France
  • Yucatan
  • Ecuador