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Languages & Cultural Studies

The School of Professional & Continuing Studies offers classes and programs focused on the study of languages and cultures.

Our classes and programs cover American and non-American languages, histories, politics, society and cultures.

We offer classes in the following categories within Languages and Cultural Studies. Not all categories are offered every semester.

  • Languages: American Sign Language (ASL), English (for English language learners), French, Italian, Spanish
  • History: Richmond history and cultural heritage
  • Cultural Enrichment: Weekend classes designed especially for international au pairs

UR Au Pair

The UR Au Pair program helps international au pairs fulfill their required annual educational credits while immersing themselves in the rich cultural traditions of Richmond, Virginia.

Upcoming Courses


This online course includes research, reading, and writing assignments with a focus on special topics and American culture. It is designed to increase your comprehension and communication skills. Students have 3 weeks to complete the lessons. Choose from one of these topics: Leadership Fundamentals, Artist Chuck Close, or Designer Coco Chanel. Course offers 1, 2, or 3 au pair credits.

No session is currently available for registration

Click here to be notified about the next scheduled program.