A rich and vibrant Spanish program.
A Spanish major or minor is a smart choice. We educate global citizens who are ready for today's and tomorrow's challenges.
65-70 Spanish majors and minors and a total 500+ students study Spanish at Lawrence every year.
An interdisciplinary and global curriculum
On-campus courses and independent studies with faculty from Spain, Argentina, Puerto Rico, Chile, and the United States, as well as off-campus programs in Spain and Latin America. Classes include language and culture, literature, film, art, history, current events and politics, linguistics, translation, and more.
Learning outside the classroom
- Off-campus programs in Spain and Latin America
- Björklunden Immersion weekend
- Latin American and Spanish Film Festival
- Latin American Studies Week
- talks by national and international guest speakers
- Spanish language Table twice a week
- internships for academic credit
- bilingual plays
Success after Lawrence
Spanish alumni pursue successful careers in the public and private sectors. Many earn graduate and professional degrees at prestigious institutions and they receive regular recognition in the form of Fulbright scholarships, Rotary Club Ambassador scholarships, and other competitive awards.
¡VIVA! and Alianza
The Spanish Department is a strong supporter of ¡VIVA! and Alianza, the student organizations dedicated to supporting and celebrating Hispanic, Latin American, and Latino identities and cultures on campus.