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.
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.
On-campus courses and independent studies with faculty from Spain, Argentina, Puerto Rico, Chile, and the United States.
Off-campus programs in Spain and Latin America.
Classes in language and culture, literature, film, art, history, current events and politics, linguistics, translation, and more.
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.
The Spanish Department is a strong supporter of ¡VIVA! and Alianza, the student organizations dedicated to supporting and celebrating Hispanic, Latin American, and Latin@/Latinx identities and cultures on campus.