Study Opportunities

The Department of Romance Languages & Literature offers opportunities to supplement class learning. There are exciting clubs in each program, where students meet and practice the language and get acquainted with the culture; study abroad programs during the semester and summer months, internshipslectures and free language tutoring. Students seeking additional information about these and other departmental programs may contact the undergraduate coordinator in each language section: Dr. Mercedes Julia in Spanish, Dr. Luca Cottini in Italian and Dr. Étienne Achille in French. You may also speak with your professors about these opportunities and find information on our website.

French Service Learning Internship with the College of Engineering

In conjunction with the Villanova - CRS Partnership, this program provides students with essential skills in translating technical information related to water supply, sanitation, and environmental heath issues in Haiti. Students contribute to developing a certification program for Haitian NGOs involved in water resources management projects, against the backdrop of the historical and cultural context of current redevelopment efforts in Haiti. For more information please contact Dr. Etienne Achile, director of the French Service Learning Internship program

Community Interpreter Internship with the VU Law School Clinics

The Spanish Division also offers qualified undergraduate students the opportunity to integrate their knowledge of the Spanish language and culture with practical experience in the Philadelphia Hispanic Community, working closely with Villanova law students. Please contact Dr. Tomás Hidalgo, director of the Spanish Internship program.

Study Abroad Opportunities

Summer Programs:
French:
 6-week Summer program in Université de Lille and Paris, France

Italian6-week Summer program in Urbino, Italy and Florence, Italy

Spanish: 6-week Summer program in University of Cádiz, Spain

Semester Programs:

Spanish:  University of Cádiz, Spain

French:  University of Lille, France

Italian:  University of Urbino, Italy

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