Department of

World Languages and Literatures

Consistent with the College of Staten Island's mission to foster international education, the Department of World Languages and Literatures' mission is to further international understanding and cultural diversity among our students through the study of languages, literatures, and cultures of our interconnected world.    

Dr. Gerry Milligan, Department Chair

New Topics

Congratulations to the
Graduating Class of 2016!

Listening to Magda and Camillia
by Professor Natalie Kimball

Consular Fellows — Spanish Positions

The State Department is currently accepting applications for Spanish position in their Consular Fellows, please apply if interested.

All potential applicants are strongly urged to read the entire vacancy announcement to ensure that they meet all of the requirements for this position before applying. When you are ready to begin the online application process, visit the Consular Fellows – Spanish vacancy on Please note that the deadline to submit completed applications for the current round of hiring is May 31, 2016.

Applicants must be U.S. citizens, and at least 20 years old to apply. By law, all career candidates must be appointed to the Foreign Service prior to the month in which they reach age 60, except for preference eligible veterans. Applicants must also be available for worldwide service, and be able to obtain all required security, medical and suitability clearances.

If you have any questions or would like to search for topics of interest, please visit

If you want to know more about this position or the general lifestyle of a State Department employee, don’t hesitate to get in touch with the Diplomat in Residence for New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and Pennsylvania: Usha Pitts – City College Room NAC 6/143, public office hours on Wednesdays and Thursdays in May, or email .

Consular Fellows Program

Foreign Service Consular Fellow - Spanish Information

Reading and Talk by Mexican Author
David Miklos

Event will be located at the Library Theater in building 1L room 103 on Wednesday, May 11, 2016 at 2:30 pm — 4:25 pm.

Viva L'Italiano Presents Pinocchio/Fellini

pinocchio event 2016 flyer

Come join us at the CSI Recital Hall in 1P at 8PM — 9PM, Wednesday May 4th, for the story of Pinocchio as imagined through the eyes of the great Italian director Federico Fellini.
Click the photo to download for more information.

Want to satisfy a Cultural Event? Check out:

In Other Words by Jhumpa Lahiri

in other words by jhumpa lahiri flyer

Please join us for an evening with Jhumpa Lahiri, best-selling author and Pulitzer Prize winner, in conversation with Jane Tylus, Professor of Italian Studies and Comparative Literature at NYU. Lahiri and Tylus will discuss Lahiri's new book, In Other Words, which contemplates the author's love for the Italian language and the challenges of learning to express oneself in a new language.

Jhumpa Lahiri
Pulitzer Prize winning author

Jane Tylus
Professor, Italian Studies and Comparative Literature, NYU Faculty Co-Director, NYU Center for the Humanities

Anna McCarthy
Professor of Cinema Studies, Tisch School of the Arts

NYU Center for the Humanities
20 Cooper Square, 7th Floor, New York, NY 10003

Spanish Language Unit Internships

Have you ever been interested in providing Spanish Language interpretation and translation services for the investigation and prosecution of criminal cases?

Click the District Attorney's Office link below to find out more information.

District Attorney's Office