Larry D. King Post-Graduate Fellowship

The Larry D. King Post-Graduate Fellowship is an award offered by the Department of Romance Studies of The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and CINECU. The award provides a graduating Hispanic Literatures and Cultures or Hispanic Linguistics major a 9-month experience living in Seville.


The award consists of:


Assistance in securing a visa

Health Insurance

A monetary award of $4,000

A 9-month work contract with the UNC-in-Seville study abroad program

The possibility to work as an unpaid intern in a healthcare or business setting

Larry D. King, UNC Romance Studies Professor Emeritus (front) and Carlos Valencia, director of CINECU at the Class of 2017 Romance Studies Graduation Ceremony in Chapel Hill, NC

What skills should fellowship applicants have?


It would be beneficial for applicants to have some prior knowledge of the following programs:


  • Adobe programs (InDesign and Photoshop)
  • WordPress (WPBakery and Contact Form)
  • Microsoft programs (Word, Excel)
  • Google Suite programs (Google Docs, Google Forms, Google Sheets)

What are some of the fellow’s responsibilities?


The Larry King Fellow should expect to complete tasks such as the following:


  • Creating and updating administrative documents and databases
  • Updating web content and assisting with aspects of web design
  • Researching and producing content about cultural events for students
  • Attending excursions and trips
  • In general providing assistance to other CINECU staff members as needed

Want more info about the fellowship?


Visit the UNC Romance Studies’ page


Ready to apply?


Start your application today!


Larry King with the 2017 Fellowship recipient, Lauren Groffsky, at the Romance Studies Graduation Ceremony

The fellowship allowed me to live abroad, immerse myself in a Spanish-speaking country, and develop my professional skills and goals.

Previous Recipients


Lauren Groffsky

Class of 2017 Recipient

My name is Lauren Groffsky and I was the inaugural Larry D. King Fellow (2017). I knew that after graduation I wanted to move abroad, and when I heard about the Larry D. King Post-Graduate Fellowship, it sounded like the perfect opportunity. The fellowship allowed me to live abroad, immerse myself in a Spanish-speaking country, and develop my professional skills and goals. I found the fellowship to be very rewarding and felt that the work I did was both valuable and valued. I enjoyed living in Sevilla so much that I decided to stay in the city another year; I have been teaching English this year and am planning to stay a third year as well. I would highly recommend this fellowship to any graduating Spanish major interested in working in a positive and supportive work environment all while living abroad and improving their language skills.


Kyle Ellison

Class of 2018 Recipient

My name is Kyle Ellison and I am the 2018 Larry D. King Fellowship. After studying abroad in Mexico, I wanted to continue living in a Spanish-speaking country so that I could continue to improve my Spanish and experience a new culture. I had already accepted a job when I got an email from the department announcing the fellowship. I decided to apply, and ultimately was offered the fellowship and accepted it knowing that it too great of an opportunity to turn down. My time in Sevilla allowed me to work on some personal and professional goals that otherwise I doubt I would´ve had the time for. I strongly recommend applying to the fellowship for any Spanish undergraduate who hopes to live abroad and use their Spanish!