Images of Italy, France, Portugal, Spain and the Olin Center at Tufts University

The Romance languages all derive from the Latin language spoken in different parts of the Roman Empire. Courses in French, Italian, Portuguese, and Spanish lead students to an understanding of the spoken or written language, and allow them to read and appreciate a nation's literature. At all stages of instruction, students may deepen their linguistic sensibilities and expand their horizons by studying, through a Romance language, a civilization different from but connected to their own.

Undergraduate Romance Studies Programs

French Program

Watch a video about the French Program.

Italian Program

Watch a video about the Italian Program.

Portuguese Program

Watch a video about the Portuguese Program.

Spanish Program

Watch a video about the Spanish Program.

Master of Arts in Teaching

Whether you are new to the language, on your second year and considering a major, or already working on your Spanish major, you should know that Tufts University offers a Master of Arts in Teaching of Spanish (for grades k-12) through the Department of Education.

Program brochure

Department Chair of Romance Studies

Nina Gerassi-Navarro

Nina Gerassi-Navarro