Spanish

The Spanish program covers a variety of history, socio-economic studies and in-depth language acquisition. Students study advanced language skills in listening, reading speaking and writing as well as problematic grammatical structures, dialectical variations and contemporary Latin American cultures. Upper level classes are taught in Spanish and students complete a language internship in Seville, Spain.

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Hear from professors and students about what makes JBU's Spanish program great.

Study Abroad in Spain

Four Reasons to Study Spanish at JBU

Reason #1

Study Abroad in Spain

Immerse yourself in Spanish culture for a semester in Seville: live with a Spanish family, take classes from native professors and learn through excursions and service all for JBU credit.

Complete a Language Internship

Four Reasons to Study Spanish at JBU

Reason #2

Complete a Language Internship

For hands-on experience, students complete a language internship in either a professional or ministerial setting in the greater Siloam Springs area or other Spanish-speaking contexts.

Bolster Your Degree

Four Reasons to Study Spanish at JBU

Reason #3

Bolster Your Degree

The Spanish degree is designed for double majoring and is compatible with various JBU programs making it easier for you to double major and graduate in four years.

Experience Cultural Diversity

Four Reasons to Study Spanish at JBU

Reason #4

Experience Cultural Diversity

JBU is one of three schools in the U.S. that partners with the Walton Scholarship Program for Central American students to earn a bachelor’s degree from JBU.

Ivan Iglesias

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Ivan Iglesias

Assistant Professor of Language Studies

After growing up in Colombia, Iglesias received a scholarship to continue his education at the University of Arkansas. He taught at Hampden-Sydney College and the University of Central Arkansas before coming to JBU.

M.A., University of Arkansas
B.A., Universidad del Atlantico, Colombia

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Warren Roby

Faculty Profile

Warren Roby

Professor of Language Studies

Before coming to JBU, Roby taught in two foreign countries and at three American universities.

Ph.D., University of Kansas
M.A., University of Kansas
B.A., Wichita State University

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