Romance Languages and Cultures
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Through discovery and knowledge of other languages, literatures, cultures and social structures, all central elements of the liberal arts tradition, you will strengthen your ability to function in a cross-cultural and global context by coming to a deeper understanding of your own language and culture. The RL&C program is open to anyone who is eager to assure fluency in at least two Romance languages, as well as knowledge of the literatures and cultures they represent.
Besides taking courses at Mount Holyoke and in the Five College community, we encourage our majors to investigate the many study abroad and international summer internship programs, available to them in such culturally diverse cities as Mérida (Mexico), Montpellier (France), Florence (Italy) and Seville (Spain).
A major or minor in Romance Languages and Culture can lead to a variety of national and international careers including government, the culinary arts, academics, nongovernmental organizations, banking, fashion, and film.
Romance Languages and Cultures alums frequently go on to use their languages in conjunction with work in professional, service, and voluntary agencies of the world. A good percentage of our graduates go on to teach in elementary or secondary schools. Many have also decided to continue their studies at the graduate level, mostly by entering Master and Ph.D. programs in Romance Languages and Cultures.