Department of Modern Languages

The University of Mississippi

Student Success

Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival

On September 27, in Croft 107, the Chinese program celebrated the traditional Mid-Autumn Festival. Students made presentations about the cultural importance of the festival and sang songs, and Flagship instructor, Hui Zhu, demonstrated how the traditional dessert, mooncakes, are assembled. Everyone, including high school students of Chinese from Oxford, Lafayette County, and Holly Spring, enjoyed […]


Lorin Dawson

Lorin Dawson Receives Golden Key International Society Scholarship

Among the beautiful beaches and carnival celebrations, University of Mississippi junior Lorin Dawson is hoping to gain practical experience in the Brazilian business environment with the help of a scholarship from Golden Key International Honour Society. Dawson, of Lafayette, Indiana, is a recipient of the Joan Nelson Study Abroad Scholarship, which provides recipients with $2,500 for study […]


Japanese Speech Contest

Japanese Speech Contest

UM students won six prizes at the Japanese speech contest on April 5, 2014 at Tougaloo College in Jackson, MS. 13 Japanese language students competed: 1st year-8 students, 2nd year-3 students, 3rd year-2 students 1st year 2nd prize: Alex Wilson ($200) 3rd prize: Jacob Waalk ($100) 2nd year 2nd prize: Zhen Guo ($200) Consul General Award: Daniel Griffin 3rd year 1st prize: Nick Denette ($500) […]


Japanese Speech Contest

Japanese Speech Contest Winners


Namdaemun, one of eight gates in the fortress wall of Seoul, South Korea

Jean Steinwinder’s Korean Studies

On her first trip outside the South, Jean Steinwinder headed to South Korea for six months before her graduation from the University of Mississippi. “I’ve had a great interest in Korean culture and language for years and wanted to study there before graduating,” she said. “I plan to teach English in Korea, so this was […]


William Bumpas

VIDEO-I am a Global Rebel: William Bumpas

What I really want to do is to be able to talk to people, and with the Chinese language skills that I have gained at Ole Miss, I am getting the opportunity to do that.—William Bumpas, student in the Chinese Language Flagship Program at the University of Mississippi  Chinese Flagship Program UM is home to the only […]


Student Fills Position with FedEx Express Upon Graduation

After Kennedy Horton graduated in May 2011 from the University of Mississippi, he didn’t look for a job. That’s because the M.B.A. student had already secured a prominent position with FedEx Express. Horton, who previously earned bachelor’s degrees from UM in international studies and Mandarin Chinese, worked in finance. Since entering the M.B.A. program, he […]