BFA offers a number of foreign languages—especially for a small school. Introductory and intermediate courses are currently available in Latin, Classical Greek, Spanish, French, Portuguese, German, Russian, Mandarin Chinese and Cantonese Chinese.
Several of these languages—French, German, Latin, and Spanish—are available at the AP level. At each level students study the language and the culture of the foreign country. The serious study of a foreign language says a great deal about a student’s academic promise for the future, which college admissions offices see as well.