Beyond the Classroom
Language majors and minors have interned at the following institutions in Providence:
Diocese of Providence: Spanish majors and minors interested in immigration issues have the opportunity to work in collaboration with nationals from a variety of countries and guide them through the preparation of the United States citizenship exam.
French-American School of Rhode Island: Senior French majors work with a classroom instructor to design, implement, and facilitate learning plans in this unique bi-lingual and bi-cultural immersion school (K-8) accredited by the French Ministry of Education and the State of Rhode Island.
International Institute of Rhode Island: Senior language majors and minors work with individuals and families emigrating to the U.S. from all over the world in order to facilitate integration into a new culture. Students serve as translators, assist with citizenship issues, and explain cultural differences.
Italian Vice Consulate Office: Italian majors and minors experience first-hand how the Vice Consulate Office serves the needs of the significant Italian population of Rhode Island by assisting Italian and American citizens who seek to renew or apply for new visas, passports, dual citizenship, and retirement benefits.
Regular members are seniors graduating with a major or minor in Italian who have completed at least one Italian course at the 300-level, who have a minimum GPA of 3.00 in Italian, who rank in the top 35% of their class and have significantly contributed to the fostering of Italian studies and culture in the community. Advisor: Dr. Giacomo Striuli.
Qualified members must be seniors with a major or minor in French, have a B (3.0) average in the aggregate of all courses in French, and rank at least in the upper 35% of their class. Advisor: Dr. Patricia Lawlor.
Qualified members must be seniors majoring in a foreign language, have a B (3.0) average in the aggregate of all courses in a foreign language, and rank at least in the upper 35% of their class. Advisor: Dr. Edgar Mejia.
Qualified members are senior Spanish majors or minors who have completed at least one course in Hispanic literature or Hispanic culture and civilization, who have a minimum GPA of 3.0 in all Spanish courses, and who rank in the upper 35% of their class. Advisor: Dr. Monica Simal.