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Department of Romance Studies

The Department of Romance Studies is a diverse, plurilingual academic unit that engages in research and the study of French, Italian, Portuguese, and Spanish.






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Carolina Conference for Romance Studies

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Study Abroad

The Department of Romance Studies strongly encourages all of its students, and especially its majors and minors, to participate in a study abroad experience. Studying in another country is a challenging, life-changing, and never-forgotten experience.

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Looking for Advising?

Amy Chambless
Director Undergraduate Studies, Director of Italian Language Instruction
Elizabeth Bruno
Spanish Advisor (Spanish for the Professions Minor)

What our Current Students and Alumni Say

Alejandra Márquez

Graduate Alumni

“My experience as a PhD student at ROMS helped me adequately prepare for my current position as an Assistant Professor of Spanish at Michigan State University. The department has world-class faculty whose teaching, feedback, and willingness to help allowed me to get to where I am today. I was also given opportunities to teach a variety of courses as a graduate student, helping me better understand how to create innovative classes. Furthermore, my cohort was instrumental in growing as a scholar and colleague and I am happy to say that I continue to collaborate with peers that I met while at UNC. ROMS is a fantastic department and it was certainly the best choice for me.“

Katelyn Howard

Current Graduate Student

“Above all, I am wholly indebted to the ROMS (Spanish) faculty for their exceptional mentorship, both academically and personally. As a first generation graduate student, I needed a lot of support; my Dissertation Director, the Director of Spanish Language Instruction, and my Spanish Course Coordinators always went above and beyond to help me succeed. They have significantly shaped me as a scholar, a Spanish instructor, and as an individual in general, and I strive to mentor my students (current and future) in the ways they have mentored me. ¡Gracias!“