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In France, Benin, and Tanzania, Arts and Letters students spend their summers asking questions and finding answers

Maggie Militko Benin

With funding from a wide range of sources, three Arts and Letters students spent last summer researching racism in Paris, interning at the U.S. Embassy in Benin, and speaking Swahili on the streets of Tanzania.


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Through video and book projects, French professor explores why global women writers are gravitating toward Paris

Alison Rice Julia Kristeva 1200

For nearly 15 years, Alison Rice, an associate professor of French and Francophone studies, has explored why women writers are being drawn to France and how they are transforming the Parisian literary landscape through innovative works of fiction.


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Who Hires Liberal Arts Majors?

Last fall, The Office of Communications, visited the Notre Dame Career Expo and spoke with a number of recruiters about hiring liberal arts majors and the skills they bring to a company

College of Arts and Letters Launches International Economics Major

The ability to speak more than one language is critical to succeed in business in Europe, Asia, and Latin America, according to 88 percent of executive recruiters from those regions.

Video Student Spotlight: Natalie Boll 

Italian Studies Expands in Rome, Italy

The University has further extended its engagement with Italy with an interdisciplinary program in Italian Studies.

The Cross-Cultural Leadership Program:

Video featuring Political Science and Romance Languages major, Gregory Jenn, and International Economics (Spanish) major, Dulce Macias.

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