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January

Join the Japanese National Honor Society!

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February

EXAM: Saturday, May 25th, 2013 REGISTRATION: February 25th - April 19th, 2013

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March

Spanish doctoral candidate, Svetlana Tyutina, won 1st place in the category "Literature and Cultural Studies Category" at the FIU Scholarly Forum organized by the University Graduate School.

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Come join the FIU Chinese Club February 27 - April 18 for Asian Film Festival 2013! Free and open to all students. Free popcorn and refreshments will be served.

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April

Fall 2013 – Tuesday 9:30-12:15 PM Course number FRW 3930/5934 Prerequisites FRE3420 or FRE 3421

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Department of Modern Languages is offering several Japanese Courses this Summer 2013 semester!

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Svetlana Tytuina, a Ph.D. student in the Department of Modern Languages, has been appointed to the Modern Language Association (MLA) Committee on the Status of Graduate Students in the Profession.

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FOW 3540/FOW 5545 - Bicultural Writing: "Hispanic Literature and Culture of US: From the Big Apple to the 305" is being offered during the Summer 2013 semester!

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May

Doctoral candidate, Svetlana Tyutina, awarded “Premio Ignacio R. M. Galbis” (2013)

The “Premio Ignacio R. M. Galbis” is an award granted once a year for an outstanding work published in El Cid, the national journal of Sigma Delta Pi, the National Collegiate Hispanic Honor Society (Sigma Delta Pi Chapter). Svetlana Tyutina's winning article is entitled "La visión del mestizaje en la segunda mitad del siglo XX: La reivindicación femenina y masculina de la Malinche".

On May 1st, 2013, Eiichi Kawahara, Consul General of Japan in Miami, invited the winners of the Japanese Speech Contest to his residence.

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FOW 3540/FOW 5545 This class will analyze the nature and history of recent Hispanic cultural production in the Eastern United States by examining novels, stories, poems, memoirs, films, and television shows that reflect the Latino presence in this part of the country.

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June

José Villar is the recipient of the 2013 Pablo Ruiz-Orozco and Miguel Angel Quesada Memorial Scholarship. Congratulations José!

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Jorge Rodriguez, major in French and International Relations at Florida International University, is the winner of the contest Labcitoyen Summer Program 2013 which will take place from Friday July 6th to Monday July 16th in Paris, France.

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August

US Immigration Reform and Its Global Impact: Lessons from the Postville Raid (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2013)

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Graduation Fall 2013

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Modern Languages is offering a course on the History of Portuguese Language this Fall 2013 semester! Enroll today!

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Persian I (PSN 1990) is being offered this fall along with Persian II this Spring. The courses will fulfill the language requirement for the MES certificate.

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The Department of Modern Languages is offering several Middle East Studies courses this Fall 2013 semester!

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September

Information sessions will be given throughout the semester at MMC and BBC campuses! Click above for more details.

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Fully Funded Summer Language Study. Click above for more information.

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Asia en la España del siglo XIX Literatos, viajeros, intelectuales y diplomáticos ante Oriente. Joan Torres-Pou Rodopi: Amsterdam/New York, NY 2013. 218 pp. (Foro Hispánico 46)

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Persian I will be offered during the Fall 2013 semester & Persian II will be offered during the Spring 2014 semester. Enroll today!

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October

Tomorrow, November 1, Minister Delegate for French Nationals Abroad, attached to the French Minister of Foreign Affairs, will discuss "Business Relations between France, the US and Florida." Click above for more information.

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Last day to submit your design is Nov. 15, 2013. Click above for more details.

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Two doctoral candidates in the Spanish Graduate Program win Fellowships!

Alfredo Parejo was recently awarded the Dissertation Year Fellowship and Sara Gonzalez was awarded the Doctoral Evidence Acquisition (DEA) Fellowship. Mr. Parejo’s fellowship will support two semesters of fieldwork and Ms. Gonzalez’s will support one semester of fieldwork. Congratulations!

The Asian Development Bank (ADP) has announced its 2014 internship opportunities for graduate students. This could be an excellent opportunity for FIU graduate students who are interested in working in a major international development organization. See more information by clicking above.

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The Intensive Language Course Grant provides scholarships to graduate students at North American universities to attend 8-week intensive language courses at leading institutes in Germany. For additional information on this grant and application details, visit

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The Department of Modern Languages will be offering SPN3993 Spanish for Business in Latin America during the Spring 2014 semester!

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The Centre for Contemporary Latin American Studies at the University of Edinburgh has named Dr. Camayd as an Associate Researcher

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Dr. Camayd presented his new book titled U.S. Immigration Reform and its Global Impact

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November

The Teaching Assistant Program in France application for the 2014-2015 year is now open. Click above for more information or follow this link to the application: https://www.tapif.org/

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Augusta Vono, Senior Instructor of Portuguese and Portuguese Program Director, was awarded the honor of the Order of Rio Branco, in the rank of Officer. She received the medal at a decoration ceremony at the Consulate General of Brazil on Friday, November 15.

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Jacqueline J. Joseph (ジャクリン ジョセフ), Romina Herrera (ロミナ ヘレラ), and Laura Gonzalez (ローラ ゴンザレス)will each be inducted into the American Association of Teachers of Japanese's (AATJ) Japanese Honor Society. Congratulations!

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December

Persian II (PSN 1994) will be offered during the Spring 2014 semester. Click above for more information.

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The Boren Awards offer funding to U.S. students who are pursuing international and language study courses in world regions critical to U.S. interests. Click above for more information.

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SPN 2340 Fully Online this Winter Mini Term

Are you a heritage Spanish speaker? Brush up on your language skills and/or fulfill program requirements - fully online- this Winter MiniTerm in Intermediate Spanish for Heritage Speakers. Taught by Dr. Ricardo Castells.