Service learning (also referred to as APPLES) is an integral part of certain courses, taking students out into the community where they engage in activities through which their language skills benefit others. Opportunities include tutoring, interpreting, assisting in classrooms, etc. Students commit to serving thirty hours per semester in courses with a service-learning component.
In an additional community outreach initiative, The Department of Romance Studies collaborates with the Dual Language (DL) Program at Jordan Matthews High School (JMHS) in Siler City, North Carolina by inviting seniors in the program to attend remotely select Spanish classes at UNC-Chapel Hill.
Extracurricular opportunities are found through various language clubs, language conversation tables, language or course-specific performances, and publications. Film series, some of which are organized by students, provide learners with a chance to share their special interests with their peers. The language honor societies also bring together students with similar interests for activities. Students in Spanish may choose to enhance learning by residing in the Spanish House living-learning community.