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Juliano Saccomani

Meet our Graduate Alumni - Juliano Saccomani

Ph.D. Romance Languages '20, founder of Fala Aí magazine, Editor-in-chief of Revista Vaeranda and Assistant Instructional Professor in Portuguese and Spanish at the University of Chicago since 2020

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Our programs in French, Italian, Portuguese and Spanish are designed to build fluency and guide students in exploring and drawing connections among world communities. Students develop language proficiency together with expertise in contemporary cultures and their diverse histories. Pursuing a degree in a language deepens mental flexibility in unique ways as well, providing excellent preparation for many professions that require an awareness of multiple subjective perspectives for successful intercultural communication. 

Majors and minors gain skills in interpretation and expression, increase emotional and artistic sensitivity, engage in problem-solving though group discussion, and acquire knowledge of a rich range of examples of human creativity and ingenuity. Learn to use these competencies in a variety of real world applications through our sponsored study abroad programs, immersion residential communities, service-learning and experiental offerings, language conversation groups and diverse cultural events. Graduate students benefit from rigorous training in foreign language pedagogy in an active and supportive scholarly community while they are mentored in the advanced study of linguistics, literature and culture.

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A warm congratulations to David Hair on the successful defense of his doctoral dissertation, "Muy Noble, Bien Fuerte, and Grandísimo: A Diachronic Study of Intensification in Spanish," in December 2022.
María González-Ferrer, Graham Johnson, and Eliot Westdorp, doctoral students in Romance Linguistics, recently published their paper "The historical evolution of the Spanish discourse marker pues from the 16th century" in the proceedings of the International Virtual Conference on Lang
Please join us in celebrating the achievements of David Burke, Bodey Gray, and Jake Cliett whose essays in Spanish appear this December in Issue 8.1 of The Classic Journal, the Writing Intensive Program’s journal of undergraduate wri

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UGA en Buenos Aires is a summer Spanish immersion program based in the vibrant and cosmopolitan capital city of Argentina—the land of los guaraníes, los criollos, el mate, el tango, Jorge Luis Borges, el peronismo, las Madres de la Plaza de Mayo, Lionel Messi y muchísimos porteños. Our goals are to foster students´ communicative abilities in Spanish in authentic contexts, to deepen their understanding of Argentina and Latin America, and to improve their analytical and writing skills in Spanish.

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UGA en España, through the Franklin College of Arts & Sciences offers four study abroad programs in sites across Spain--Valencia, Cádiz, Sevilla, and Madrid--as well as the Perú Medical Maymester.  Each program offers students a unique opportunity to develop a stronger background in Spanish language and culture and to complete coursework required of Spanish and Romance Languages majors and minors as well as the International Business major.

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