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Meet our Alumni - Mary Chandler

Minor in Spanish and A.B. Psychology '16, graduate of Duke University’s School of Law '22 with a J.D. and Certificate of Public Interest and Public Service, currently a judicial clerk at the Supreme Court of Georgia after which she will join Alston & Bird’s litigation group

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The Department of Romance Languages

Our programs in French, Italian, Portuguese and Spanish are designed to build students' fluency and to guide them in exploring and drawing connections across world communities. Through our courses students develop language proficiency together with expertise in contemporary cultures and their diverse histories. Students who pursue degrees in language fields deepen their mental flexibility in unique ways as well, making the study of French, Italian, Portuguese or Spanish excellent preparation for many professions that require awareness of subjective perspectives and successful intercultural communication. 

Students seeking to gain interpretation skills and understanding of languages, to increase aesthetic and emotional sensitivity, to engage in problem-solving though group discussion, and to acquire knowledge of a rich range of examples of human creativity and ingenuity are prepared by our faculty to use these competencies in a variety of real world applications. Undergraduates will enhance their desired skills in speaking, writing, listening, reading and research through our specialized courses, sponsored study abroad programs, immersion residential communities, service-learning courses, language conversation groups, and diverse cultural events. Graduate students will be guided in the advanced study of linguistics, literature, and culture and benefit from rigorous training in foreign language pedagogy and an active and supportive scholarly community.

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Please join us in warmly congratulating Melissa Carruth on the successful defense of her doctoral dissertation, "Performing Subjectivity On and Beyond the Page: Contemporary Latin American, Latina, and Caribbean Life Writers and New Media,” directed by Dr. Lesley Feracho.
Congratulations to Dr. Nuño Castellanos Díez, Senior Lecturer of Spanish, for earning the Disability Resource Center Outstanding Faculty Award.
Welcome to Victória Lane Silva! This is her first semester teaching Portuguese to UGA students as a Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistant (FTLA) in the Department of Romance Languages. She shares her reflections on the importance of language learning and culture:

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UGA en Buenos Aires

UGA en Buenos Aires is a summer Spanish immersion program based in the vibrant and cosmopolitan capital city of Argentina—the land of los guaraníes, los criollos, el mate, el tango, Jorge Luis Borges, el peronismo, las Madres de la Plaza de Mayo, Lionel Messi y muchísimos porteños. Our goals are to foster students´ communicative abilities in Spanish in authentic contexts, to deepen their understanding of Argentina and Latin America, and to improve their analytical and writing skills in Spanish.

UGA en Buenos Aires Study Abroad

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UGA en España

UGA en España, through the Franklin College of Arts & Sciences offers four study abroad programs in sites across Spain--Valencia, Cádiz, Sevilla, and Madrid--as well as the Perú Medical Maymester.  Each program offers students a unique opportunity to develop a stronger background in Spanish language and culture and to complete coursework required of Spanish and Romance Languages majors and minors as well as the International Business major.

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