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About the Program

Hispanic studies students learn about Spanish, Latin American and U.S. Latino/a cultural production, including the visual arts, literature, journalism, film, oral narratives, social media, performance and material culture. You will gain fluency through intensive academic training in Spanish, study abroad opportunities and internships. You will also grow your cross-cultural competencies, linguistic fluency and greater knowledge and expertise about cultural systems in the Spanish-speaking world.

What Makes Us Different

  • Real-World Experience

    Intern as a medical interpreter with clinics served by the Eastern Shore Rural Health, Inc., or with local businesses with Spanish-speaking clientele.

  • Spanish-Speaking Courses

    Most courses are taught in the Spanish language, to enhance students' fluency and communicative skills.

  • Volunteer Abroad

    Volunteer during a semester abroad with community outreach agencies or in schools in Sevilla, Spain.

Applied Learning



Hispanic studies graduates are highly trained with critical thinking, writing and speaking skills. They are fluent in the Spanish language and experienced with research methods and cross-cultural projects. This training has prepared them to work in every professional field imaginable, including NGOs, media and communications, global markets, education, law, public health policy and medicine and the fine arts.

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Department of Hispanic Studies

Washington Hall Room 210

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Courses Disclaimer

*Courses listed are examples. Course availability changes each semester.