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  • The winning team of an international environmental challenge – including professor Karen de Bruin, and group members Temitope Aina, Rachel DiMartino, Geo Espinoza, Aidan Kindopp, Gavin O’Connell, Justine Thiare, and Allison Vanasse URI French students win environmental challenge - URI French students won a virtual environmental challenge hosted by URI’s partner institution, the University of Rennes 2 in Rennes, France. Focused on how to make university communities more sustainable and conducted entirely in French, the competition included two teams from URI and three teams from the University of Madrid.
  • Arabic Calligraphy Contest Winners Announced - We are very proud to announce the winners for our 4th Annual URI Arabic Calligraphy Contest.  Students from all levels of Arabic worked hard to create original art demonstrating the beauty of Arabic language and writing styles. Arabic calligraphy as an art form has been developed and perfected for more than 1,500 years and is well […]
  • The words, 'that which is manifest / that which is hidden' rendered in a monochromatic gradient, by Shawn Fennell A gallery of Arabic calligraphy - View a gallery of submissions for our 2020 Arabic Calligraphy Contest and help us by voting for your favorite.
  • Students in Arabic class spend the class period with activities to build their vocabulary. Arabic Calligraphy and Letter Art Prize Winners - Arabic calligraphy as an art form has been developed and perfected for more than 1,500 years. We are proud to announce the winners of our second annual Arabic Calligraphy and Letter Art Contest.
  • A Chinese dragon statue Six URI students win Boren scholarships, fellowships to study languages overseas - Six University of Rhode Island students – four undergraduates and two graduate students – have won Boren Awards to study foreign languages abroad – four in China and one each in Jordan and Taiwan.
  • URI nursing and Spanish major Molly Beluk, from Newburyport, Massachusetts. Sixteen URI language students win Beatrice S. Demers grants to study across the globe - Sixteen University of Rhode Island modern language students have been named Beatrice S. Demers Foreign Language Fellows and have been awarded generous grants to pursue foreign language studies across the globe.
  • Two students performing at a spring 2019 Languages Got Talent event Languages Got Talent Show Reminds Us That We’re All Human - In the third annual Languages Got Talent Show, students displayed their foreign language skills, their knowledge about other cultures, and–of course–pure talent.
  • French Conversation Hour Learning New Languages Made Easier With Conversation Hours - Conversation hours are a time in which students, whether they are taking a language or not, as well as people in the local community, could speak with a native or highly proficient speaker on campus to become better at the language themselves.
  • Nina Gardner during her year abroad in Santander, Spain, Foreign language studies booming - The Good 5-Cent Cigar: According to the Modern Language Association’s preliminary report, enrollment in foreign language studies in the United States fell by 9.2 percent while it increased by over a hundred students at the URI.
  • Spanish IEP students studying abroad in Chile The Internationalists - URI has become a unique training ground for a new generation of students who are immersing themselves in the study of language and culture with the goal of tackling some of the world’s toughest problems.