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Make an Impact! 

The Department of Romance Languages and Literatures traces its origins back to the mid-1800s. We have the distinct honor to continue to affect students’ lives over a century and a half later. Language learning, critical thinking, creativity, and the ability to take a wider view of the world forms the very core of a liberal arts education. Together, they enable the next generation to navigate our increasingly global society. Through our curriculum, our students become proficient in Catalan, French, Italian, Portuguese, and Spanish while developing a genuine understanding of the diverse cultures and literatures where these languages are spoken.

Jillian Luciow, B.A. History, Museum Studies, and French and Francophone Studies, '21

"Being able to study abroad in France was the most impactful experience during my time at U-M. It was an incredible experience to be completely immersed in the French language and culture that I’d studied for years. Having never left the country before, I was incredibly grateful for the generous funding and support that RLL provided to me through this scholarship. Gifts like this create opportunities for students like me to enrich their education and to do things they thought were unobtainable."

Your generosity makes experiences like Jillian's possible.

Your donations to RLL make a crucial difference in our ability to offer assistance to students both in terms of how many students we can support and how much support we can provide. Our students use the scholarships, fellowships, grants, and stipends, that you continue to make possible, to do a variety of activities that improve their language skills and cultural understanding, working with organizations including Human Rights Watch, the U.S. Department of State, Emergency Relief Services, General Motors, and Teach for America. Many of our students go on to have distinguished careers after graduation.

Please consider making a contribution to the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures today. You can make your gift online, over the phone, or through the mail. 


Online: Please visit our online giving page

By phone: Please call 888.518.7888

By mail:
Please send your check to

RLL Advancement Team
812 East Washington Street
4108 Modern Languages Building
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1275


If you would like to learn more about how you can help RLL or would like to discuss making a planned gift, please contact Elizabeth Pariano, Regional Director for the Mid-Atlantic States and Advancement Liaison for RLL. 

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