A rich and vibrant Spanish program.
A Spanish major or minor is a very smart choice. We prepare global citizens who are ready for today's and tomorrow's challenges.
65-70 Spanish majors and minors form a close-knit and dynamic community of globally minded individuals.
500+ students take Spanish courses at Lawrence every year.
Lawrentians engage with Spanish-speaking communities in Spain, Latin America, and the US through classes, co-curriculars, study abroad, and internships.
Spanish students acquire 21st century skills in the form of advanced language fluency, cultural knowledge, advanced research abilities in several languages and fields, and intercultural competency.
An interdisciplinary and global curriculum
Spanish majors and minors study a rich offer of classes with faculty from Spain, Argentina, Puerto Rico, Chile, and the United States.
Classes include language and culture, literature, film, art history, current events and politics, linguistics, translation, gender studies, 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
¡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.
Success after Lawrence
Spanish alumni pursue a variety of careers in the public and private sectors. Many earn graduate and professional degrees at prestigious national and international institutions. Students and recent graduates also receive regular recognition in the form of Fulbright scholarships, Rotary Club Ambassador scholarships, and other competitive awards.