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Dr. Robert Vitale: Robert Vitale is professor emeritus at Miami Dade College and was chairman of Foreign Languages and International Education on the Kendall Campus. With the growth in MDC international programs, he was appointed Director of International Education in the District Administration.
His undergraduate career began as a student at the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México. He holds the BA and MA degrees in Modern Languages from the University of Miami where he began his career as instructor of French, Spanish and Italian in the Department of Modern Languages. While earning a PhD in French Language and Literature from the University of Maryland at College Park, he was also instructor in the Department of English and Comparative Literature. Dr. Vitale has also studied at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, the University of Munich, and Stanford University. At Miami Dade College, he established the Italian language program.
Dr. Vitale established study abroad programs at the Institute for American Universities in Aix-en-Provence and the Institut Français de Annecy/Chambéry as well as programs in Italy at Castellina-In-Chianti and Florence, and at the Instituto Lingüístico Conversa and Universidad Veritas in Costa Rica. He served on the Executive Committee of the College Consortium for International Studies, with MDC as sponsoring institution for CCIS summer and semester programs in Costa Rica, France and Austria. For eleven years, he served as Executive Director of the Florida Collegiate Consortium for International Education (FCIE) and was leader of the FCIE project to create the first community college in Argentina, Mar del Plata Community College. In Florida. in the Office of the Governor, he was co-director of the Florida-France Institute and the Florida-Brazil Institute and was appointed to the State of Florida International Education Commission. He was project director for the establishment of a two-year college, AMERICOM, the American International College of Mexico, under the aegis of the Universidad del Valle de México. The French government awarded him the rank of Commandeur dans l’Ordre des Palmes Académiques. The Istituto Italiano del Mediterraneo (Rome) awarded him the Palme Academiche.
Des aspects de ses impressions des Provinces-Unies tirés de ses cinq voyages | par Dr. Robert Vitale Au moment où je me suis décidé à préparer mon rapport sur le thème de Voltaire et la Hollande je n’avais aucune ideé de comment m’y prendre, ayant pensé que, comme thème, il était…
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