Spanish is one the most widely spoken languages in the world. Over 45 million people speak Spanish in the US. Engage with this global community at home and abroad.

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

See the full calendar of events HERE. Follow us on Facebook or Twitter.

¡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.

Contact us

Email Rosa Tapia at or call +1 (920) 832-6682.

Latin American Film Festival

Language Immersion Weekend

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