Education Abroad for Spanish
WHERE SPANISH MAJORS HAVE RECENTLY STUDIED
- Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso, Chile
- Spanish-American Institute of International Education, Spain
- Universidad Veritas, Costa Rica
PROGRAMS RECOMMENDED BY THE Foreign Language Program
The Foreign Language Program has not identified any recommended programs for their students. Students can ask their academic advisors if they have any recommended programs and/or courses based on their personal or other advisees' experiences abroad.
WHY STUDY SPANISH ABROAD?
Can you picture yourself translating for a Spanish speaking client in a business meeting? Teaching Spanish in a local school? Working in a multilingual environment? Spanish majors and minors know that being bilingual can set them apart from their peers in today’s competitive and globalized job market and that studying a language abroad can bring language learning to a whole new level. That being said, one of the best ways to enhance language proficiency is to be fully immersed in a Spanish speaking environment and study the target language abroad. Not only will students' language skills significantly improve, they will also acquire firsthand knowledge of the host country's history and culture.
Upon graduation, having international experience on a resume can also help distinguish applicants in the competitive job market. It can help demonstrate a global perspective of the field and real-world issues, flexibility and adaptability, and knowledge of and openness to other cultures.