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A major in Spanish helps students develop a proficiency in the language as well as make them aware of the cultural manifestations of the language. With its emphasis on language, literature and critical thinking, the foreign language major prepares students for graduate work, teaching, government, and other careers with an international focus.

Department-Sponsored Summer Study Programs

Spanish students may participate in our programs in Santiago, Dominican Republic, San José, Costa Rica, Málaga, Spain and Cuenca, Ecuador. In these programs, students live with host families for a month and study Spanish in a university setting. The program in the Dominican Republic is designed for students who are also interested in current social, political and economic issues in the Caribbean that affect Dominican life.

The program in Costa Rica is for students who wish to study Spanish and are also interested in social and environmental issues and community service. The program in Málaga is for students who are interested in studying the culture of Spain, and exploring its ties to Africa and the European community. The program in Cuenca, Ecuador is for students with an interest in the Andean cultures of South America and in visiting an area of great biodiversity. Eight hours of credit are awarded upon successful completion of these programs.