The Department of Romance Languages & Literature offers opportunities to supplement class learning. There are exciting language clubs in each language, where students meet and practice the language; overseas studies during the semester and summer months, internships, foreign film series, lectures and free language tutoring. Students seeking additional information about these and other departmental programs may contact the undergraduate coordinator in each language section: Dr. Carmen Peraita in Spanish, Dr. Gaetano Pastore in Italian and Dr. Seth Whidden in French. You may also speak with your language professor about these opportunities and check them out in the web page.
• French: 6-week Summer program in Université de Rennes 2, Rennes and Paris, France
• Italian: 6-week Summer program in Urbino, Italy and Florence, Italy
• Spanish: 6-week Summer program in Cádiz, Spain
Spanish Internship with Law School
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. Adriano Duque, director of the Spanish Internship program.
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. Seth Whidden, director of the French Service Learning Internship program.
Spanish Cultural Ambassador
In order to promote Spanish language and culture in institutions of higher learning of the US, the Embassy of Spain-Trade Commission Miami, with the support of the Spanish Institute for Foreign Trade (ICEX) and EDUESPAÑA, has developed a program called "SiS Student Ambassadors." Click here for information regarding the Spanish Cultural Ambassador.
North American Language and Culture Assistants in Spain
Click here to find out more about North American Language and Culture Assistants in Spain