The summer is a perfect time to improve fluency in the languages you study, gain familiarity with culture/s you know perhaps mostly through literature or film, create friendships, and share experiences that remain long after the last heat wave is a faint memory. Through the Harvard Summer School, RLL faculty conduct summer programs in several countries. The Office of International Education (OIE) and the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies (DRCLAS) offer additional opportunities for study and work that will be of particular interest to RLL concentrators and others interested in Romance languages and cultures.
Harvard Summer School
Harvard Summer School currently offers programs led by RLL faculty in Paris, France, Madrid and Barcelona, Spain, Milan and Siena, Italy and Buenos Aires, Argentina, as well as other programs that may be of interest to RLL students (in Aix-en-Provence, France and Venice). For more information about specific programs, please consult the Harvard Summer School web site, or stop by RLL and pick up a colorful and informative brochure. NEW: Summer 2016 Brazil program (contact Viviane Gontijo for more information).
David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies
In addition to its office in Cambridge, the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies (DRCLAS) has overseas offices in Santiago, Chile and São Paulo, Brazil, and soon plans to open an office in Mexico City. These offices help organize comprehensive academic and extracurricular/work experiences for Harvard students in many different Latin American countries.
Office of International Education
The Office of International Education is a great resource both for those students who have a clear idea of where they would like to spend a semester or summer abroad, as well as for those students who are just beginning to explore the possibilities. In addition to the hundreds of pre-approved term-time programs to choose from, the OIE is also member of the Consortium for Advanced Studies in Barcelona, through which students can take courses at local universities in Barcelona.