Students learn about Spanish-speaking countries as they learn to speak, write, read, and understand the language. Literature, culture, history, art, economics, and politics are also explored. May Term in Spain or a Latin-American country provides a total immersion experience, giving students opportunities to interact with host families, study under native professors, view contemporary life, travel, and absorb history and culture.
Latin American Literature and Cultures is available as a minor.
Every other year students travel with a Spanish faculty member to a Spanish speaking country. While abroad, students experience total immersion in the language and culture: they live with local families, and they attend conversation and culture classes at a host university. In addition, students enjoy the social and cultural life of the city they are visiting by going to the theatre, museums, galleries, concerts, popular sports events such as soccer games, etc.
El Pais (Spanish newspaper)
Study Abroad opportunities in Spain
La Jornada (Mexican newspaper)
El Universal (Mexican newspaper)
Instituto Politécnico Nacional (YouTube channel featuring cultural programming from Mexico)