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 form a close-knit and dynamic community on campus.
500+ students take Spanish courses at Lawrence every year.
Students engage with communities in Spain, Latin America, and the US through classes, co-curriculars, study abroad, and internships.
An interdisciplinary and global curriculum
We offer a rich array 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, 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 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.