Rome, Italy


Costa Rica

Costa Rica



Pão de Açúcar, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Pão de Açúcar, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil




The study of a Romance language opens doors around the world. It expands the outlook and interests of the educated citizen, and cultivates a spirit of tolerance and understanding. 

The Department of Romance Languages and Literatures (RLL) currently teaches courses in French, Italian, Portuguese, and Spanish.


Introducing the RLL Minor in Portuguese!

RLL hopes to offer students an advantage in the global marketplace by offering new degree options in Portuguese.

Portuguese is now an option for RLL Major!

Learn more about the Portuguese Program




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Each year RLL hosts and sponsors a variety of events that highlight the diversity and complexity of the Romance language-speaking world. From film series featuring Francophone women filmmakers to Latino/a culture programs to lectures that tackle urban issues, RLL is committed to supporting activities that expand cultural understanding and global connectedness.

In addition we are committed to supporting outstanding students through scholarships, awards, internship stipends, and prizes. Without this financial assistance many of our students would not be able to participate in study abroad programs, domestic and international internships, research abroad or pursue volunteering opportunities.

However, RLL’s ability to continue supporting students and globally-focused events depends on your donations.  

Even a donation of $100 can make a big difference in the number of students we can assist and events we can support.

Please consider giving to us today!

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