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Become fluent in Spanish and gain an understanding of Hispanic cultures for a career and ministry. The Spanish major prepares you to communicate and relate to Hispanic audiences in the western hemisphere and in Spain. You’ll acquire practical knowledge of Hispanic cultures and strategies for bridging social barriers.
You will spend a semester abroad, gain fluency, and immerse yourself in different cultures. You can choose between the Semester in Spain (SIS) program in Seville, Spain, or the Students International program in San Jose, Costa Rica.
You will be equipped with practical communication skills and knowledge of cultural and historical contexts. You will use Spanish in professional, spiritual, and personal contexts. We encourage you to sharpen your language and leadership skills by tutoring children at local Hispanic churches. You can study Bible exposition courses in Spanish and attend bilingual theater performances. Free Spanish tutoring is available through Academic Achievement.
If you have taken three years or more of Spanish in high school, have an immersion background, or are a native Spanish speaker, Intermediate Spanish I is the right course for you. This is the first course required for the Spanish major, Spanish minor, and Spanish education major.
Students will complete 16 credits for Semester in Spain.
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Students will complete 18 credits for Students International.
My experience in Spain offered me many benefits beyond my growth in the Spanish language. I feel so much more confident as I walk through life, and I have clarity in what I want my life to look like. I feel much more like a true member of the global community.
Not only did I find my strengths of working with people, but I also gained experience in truly understanding and listening to people’s stories and situations of a different culture, and in the Spanish language. [It was] a great preparation for my career that I could not have achieved by solely finishing my studies on campus.
As a Spanish major, I have really benefited from the opportunity to spend a semester studying the language in Seville, Spain. My classes at UNW gave me the foundation I needed to really grow and develop my fluency during my time in Spain.
There are a variety of career and academic pathways that begin with a degree in Spanish.
internship opportunity in Spain or Costa Rica
of seniors feel prepared to integrate their faith with their academic field
You will learn to do life cross-culturally and in Spanish.
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