Study abroad, whether during the summer or term-time, is of immeasurable benefit to students committed to perfecting their linguistic and cultural fluency in countries where Romance Languages are spoken. The following is a list of some of the many resources available to students considering studying abroad.
Harvard Summer School
Harvard Summer School offers a number of programs appealing to students in RLL.
Currently students can study abroad with RLL faculty in Milan and Siena, Italy or Buenos Aires, Argentina. Run by Prof. Francesco Erspamer, students in the Milan and Siena program study "beauty, its meaning, its history, and its connection to technological innovation and economics in two of Italy’s most beautiful cities." Students in the Buenos Aires program hone their "Spanish language skills and experience cultural immersion in a global cultural capital" under the guidance of RLL senior preceptor Johanna Liander.
Harvard Summer School also offers other programs that may be of interest to RLL students, such as the Arab and European literary and cultural program in Aix-en-Provence, France or the multidisciplinary progam in Venice, Italy. 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.
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.