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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.

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Honor Societies

Gamma Kappa Alpha National Italian Honor Society

Advisor: Dr. Giacomo Striuli.

Pi Delta Phi (Nu Tau) National French Honor Society

Advisor: Dr. Patricia Lawlor.

Phi Sigma Iota International Foreign Language Honor Society

Advisor: Dr. Edgar Mejia.

Sigma Delta Pi (Nu Rho) National Spanish Honor Society

Advisor: Dr. Monica Simal.