Meet Our Students and Alumni

What makes UB Romance Languages and Literatures students tick, and why do they choose to study in our department? Find out here! Our current students and alumni come from diverse educational and cultural backgrounds, and each and every one has a creative plan for weaving their second language skills into an exciting career opportunity. Their experiences speak for themselves:

3/12/18
"My foreign language skills have helped me accomplish far more than tracking down the best gelateria in Florence—they have opened the door to countless opportunities in both my personal and professional lives."
3/12/18
"In light of recent events, I believe it is more important than ever to educate ourselves and each other about people from different walks of life."
3/12/18
"I come from a small town in New York State, and the first time I visited UB and heard three different languages, I knew it was the place for me!"
3/12/18
“I will use American football to support health and learning at my placement, and play soccer as well, in order to ensure an equal exchange of culture.”
3/12/18
"Studying in Peru was undoubtedly the best decision I've ever made and I would encourage everyone to go abroad and be immersed in another culture. It will change you in ways unimaginable."
3/12/18
"Language is a gift. It helps us understand how to build bridges with other people. It’s something we should feel privileged to study. Because the relationships and opportunities you can create with language are truly unique."
3/12/18
"I hope my students leave with a real passion for French language and francophone literature and culture. I’m very grateful to UB for a solid grounding in French!"
3/12/18
"The freedom to pursue my interests in the humanities while satisfying my primary goal of dentistry was due to the flexibility of the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures."