The Department of Romance Languages and Literatures is the largest department of languages and literatures in the College of Arts & Letters. With more than 400 undergraduate majors and minors, the Department is actively engaged in the academic community in a broad sense, offering you educational opportunities here at Notre Dame, throughout the United States, and abroad.
We provide rigorous programs that allow you to develop your talents through the study of languages and literatures in multiple contexts — extending outside the classroom to include activities on our campus, in the larger community, and around the world.
Explore the links below to find out how you can expand your language learning experience and education beyond the classroom:
Research and Internships
Are you looking for support for your research? Want to do an internship in a Romance Language-speaking country? Locate and apply today!
The senior thesis provides you the opportunity to integrate your language knowledge and skills with research on a specific topic of your interest.
Awards and Honors
We honor our top students with outstanding academic and service excellence and provide our majors and minors the chance to join national honor societies.
You have the opportunity to study abroad in a wide variety of acclaimed study abroad programs designed especially for the Notre Dame student. We have programs in Brazil, Chile, France, Italy, Mexico, Senegal, Spain, and more!
Clubs & Organizations
Our many clubs and organizations provide social interactions for you to strengthen your language skills, deepen your cultural knowledge and build community.
Community-Engaged Learning (CEL)
Use your Spanish language skills and participate in community-engaged learning (CEL) in a variety of local, national, and international options.
Globally Engaged Citizens
Notre Dame’s Globally Engaged Citizens program rewards the learning and experiences you are already engaging in — and will stand out on your resume and show employers and graduate schools that you’re prepared to be a global citizen.
Students in any college or school can earn the certificate by taking two classes and participating in cultural activities on and off campus. You may already be well on your way to meeting the requirements.