Program Overview

Languages are best learned through speaking them. You’ll hone your skills and build confidence through one-on-one conversations and class discussions, and you’ll expand your knowledge of Spanish and the Hispanic cultures through a wide range of courses. A degree in Spanish helps to prepare you for a successful career in fields such as international business, law, health care, journalism and teaching.

Aside from exploring subjects as varied as pre-Columbian civilizations and contemporary poetry, you also have opportunities to study abroad in Spain and throughout Latin America. Recent students have successfully completed programs in Barcelona, Madrid, Granada, Sevilla, Costa Rica and other exciting destinations.

Quinnipiac’s Albert Schweitzer Institute offers you a unique portal to Central America by sponsoring service trips and partnering with other organizations that have created opportunities for our students to complete projects in Costa Rica, Guatemala and Nicaragua. One grant from the Arias Foundation, for example, offers the opportunity for a yearlong internship in Costa Rica to work on issues of human rights, good governance, education and social studies.