About the Department
Welcome to the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures at the University of Miami!
We are located in Coral Gables, just south of Miami, in one of the most culturally diverse areas in the United States. Not only Spanish-with its many inflections-but Creole, French, Portuguese, and Italian are increasingly heard along the streets, in shops, restaurants, and offices, and on the university campuses of greater Miami. With students from around the world, the University of Miami is truly an international learning institution and South Florida an ideal location to gain a broader perspective of the interconnectedness of world cultures.
Through its courses dedicated to the study of languages, literatures, and cultures, our department offers you an exciting opportunity to engage in a learning experience that will help you succeed in your chosen field and acquire a deeper understanding of your own and of others' linguistic and cultural heritage. Whether you opt for a career in education, or in business, economics, law, medicine, politics, the arts, and the social sciences, our courses will enrich your life beyond your expectations. If you would like to know more about our doctoral programs in French and Spanish, our majors and minors in French, German, and Spanish, and our minors in Italian and Portuguese, or if you wish to begin studies of Arabic, Hebrew, Japanese, and Mandarin Chinese, you are welcome to browse our website and to come visit us!