From Ithaca to Hawaii to Ecuador, students in the Robert S. Harrison College Scholars Program in the College of Arts & Sciences took advantage of the summer as a time to explore their research interests.Read More
Department of Romance Studies
The Department of Romance Studies gives voice to the literatures and cultures of those parts of the world where French, Italian, Portuguese and Spanish are or have been spoken. The undergraduate and graduate programs offer students a broad range of opportunities for language acquisition, as well as the chance to become sophisticated interpreters of cultures and deliver intellectual engagement across linguistic and textual boundaries.
Congratulations to the Class of 2022!
Recent graduates reflect on their experiences and studies at Cornell:
"Thanks to my Arts & Sciences education, I am a fluent reader, writer and scholar in four different languages... I wrote my honors theses on Italian and German works of literature, and I spent a summer conducting anthropological research on Quilombola communities in Brazil. The ability to think critically and express myself in several languages has contributed to my analytical skills, professional development and provided me with an international perspective."
- Ariana Croese, '22
- Amelia Clute, College Scholar, Spanish Language
- Ariana Croese, Italian and German Studies
- Natalie Kalitsi, Information Science & French
- Catalina Peñéñory, Classics and Italian
- Luis Tamayo, Sociology and Spanish
Romance Studies News
A&S faculty will lead many courses on campus and join educational vacations as part of Cornell Adult University.Read More
Cornell faculty and their community partners will tell the stories of local migrant farmworkers, use documentary film to better understand climate change and dispossession, learn how migratory birds are affected by drug trafficking and more.Read More
"These faculty members and graduate teaching assistants have made tremendous contributions for the benefit of our students, guiding their educational paths and molding their experiences."Read More
Ariana Croese is majoring in Italian & German Studies.Read More
Amelia Clute is a College Scholar and Spanish Language major.Read More
The Department of Romance Studies offers three majors and four minors for undergraduate students, along with coursework in Polish. Explore the links below for detailed information each program: