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World Languages and Literatures

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Department overview

The Department of World Languages and Literatures prepares students to flourish in our diverse city and interconnected world. Students who have majored in Italian and Spanish have gone on to successful careers, and they have been accepted at top Schools and PhD programs. We encourage all students to minor in a second language. Language skills and cultural competence provide the leading edge in the job market and advance intellectual and personal growth.

Obtainable jobs with this position
  • Education      
  • Fashion    
  • Export/Import    
  • Manufacturing    
  • Food Industry    
  • Shipping      
  • Publishing     
  • Advertising       
  • Airlines     
  • Banking           
  • Diplomacy         
  • Communications       
  • Interpreting    
  • Journalism       
  • Telecommunications       
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Faculty & Staff

Full Time Faculty


Belmonti, Valeria
Director of the Media Center
Building 2S, Room 114
Phone:  718.982.3711

DeJesus, Melvin
Assistant Director of the Media Center
Building 2S, Room 114
Phone:  718.982.3711

Rispoli, GraceAnn
Cuny Administrative Assistant
Building 2S, Room 109
Phone:  718.982.