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Program Information

Are you interested in learning the language spoken by the fastest-growing minority in the US and by over 330 million outside the United States? Spanish is the fourth most spoken language in the world, and is spoken in Spain, Equatorial Guinea, the Sahara, Central and South America, and parts of the United States, and the Philippines, to name a few.

Our faculty come from a variety of Spanish-speaking countries, including Mexico, Spain, Puerto Rico, Chile, Ecuador, Colombia, and Venezuela, many of whom are native speakers of Spanish, and who bring first-hand cultural knowledge and experiences which enhances our program and learning experiences for our students.

The Spanish Program at WSU provides students with a proficiency-oriented curriculum where they are encouraged to use Spanish from day one. We have courses on culture, film, literature, and professions such as medical, business, veterinary medicine, education, and/or law enforcement.

Our program gives undergraduate students the opportunity to major in Spanish for general, teaching. or professions options, or to minor in Spanish for general or Latin American and Spanish Area Studies.

Our graduate program provides a Master of Arts in Hispanic Studies with an emphasis in Spanish and Literature, and is supported by four graduate faculty. Join the Spanish program at WSU and learn more about the language and Spanish-speaking cultures!

For additional program information and to view an example of schedule for studying Spanish, click here.

Study Abroad

We are currently working to offer a faculty-led study abroad program to Costa Rica for Summer 2019 with Spanish instructor Sonia Lopez-Lopez. There are several other study abroad opportunities for students in the Spanish program, including countries such as Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Guatemala, Mexico, Puerto Rico, and Spain.

These study abroad programs are offered through the International Programs Study Abroad Programs. We encourage our students to pursue international study opportunities in programs all over the world, and accept up to 12 transferred credits depending on the length of the study abroad stay.