Student Activities


French conversation table

The French conversation table (la table française) happens every week on Thursday’s at 4 PM. The meeting usually last around 1 hour and is held at either Green Sage Café on Merrimon Avenue or Trade and Lore Coffee Shop on Wall Street. French table consists of UNCA students, professors, and intellectuals alike that gather to discuss current events en français! All french speaking levels are welcomed and encouraged, whether that means contributing to the conversation or just listening in.
If anyone would like to be added to the email list for la table française, please email

The John Couch Scholarship Award

Congratulations to Mars Strausbaugh who has been awarded the John Couch Scholarship award – which is used to support study in France for a deserving college or university student of French. This scholarship was created through a generous gift to the NC chapter of the American Association or Teachers of French (NC-AATF). Mars will apply it toward her study abroad program in Grenoble, France for the spring 2020 semester.


German Club

Kaffee und Kuchen, sponsored by the German Club. All levels of German speakers are welcome.
First meeting on August 29th in Whitesides 136 from 12 – 1 PM and every other Thursday through the semester.
For more information, contact Emma,


Herman@s Orgulos@s en Las Americas (HOLA)

UNC Asheville’s HOLA, Herman@s Orgullosos en Las Americas – Proud Sisters and Brothers in the Americas, connects students with the Latino community throughout Western North Carolina. HOLA organizes on campus events and volunteer opportunities in the community. We also sponsor and support a number of Latino groups in the community including TELASH (Teatro Latino de Asheville), COLA, Nuestro Centro, and Defensa Comunitaria. You don’t need to speak Spanish to join. Meetings are held in English and you do NOT have to be Latino/Hispanic/Chicano/etc., to join HOLA, you just have to care about the issues they work on and be willing to have tons of fun.:)
For more information, contact Jenni Olvera, or Rita Martinez,

Volunteer Opportunities/Resources to Work with Spanish-speaking Community

  • El Centro comunitario de Henderson
  • Nuestro Centro de Asheville (el oeste)
  • El Centro comunitario de Brevard
  • Catholic Social Services
  • Latino Steering Committee
  • Catholic Hispanic Ministries
  • Emma Resource Center
  • HeadStart
  • Western North Carolina Community Health Services
  • Buncombe County Medical Society Project Access
  • Pisgah Legal Services
  • Coalición de Organizaciones Latinoamericanas
  • United Services Credit Union
  • Business Services Associates
  • Mission Hospital – interpreting services
  • ABCCM – interpreting at medical clinic

Contact MAHEC for medical translation/interpretation training.

Spanish Conversation Table

You are invited to drop in on a weekly Spanish Conversation Table. Schedule to be announced.

All levels of Spanish are welcome.  Good practice and fun, sharing with your classmates and a Spanish professor or two.

Sigma Delta Pi (Spanish Honor Society)

Contact Faculty Adviser John E. Gant at for more information.