Major in Spanish

Learn Spanish • Understand other cultures • Change the world

Study the Spanish language and develop cross-cultural awareness

In the Spanish major, you will develop a high level of skill in listening, reading, speaking and writing the Spanish language. You will also study and develop an appreciation of the diversity of populations who speak the Spanish language. The program includes a semester of immersive study in either Spain or Costa Rica.

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What to expect as a Spanish language student at JBU

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.

Study Abroad in Costa Rica

The Latin American Studies Program takes you to the culturally rich and equally diverse nation of Costa Rica where you can live with a host family in San Jose, interact with locals, and learn about their economics and modern social life.

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

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

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage

Celebrate Hispanic heritage by participating in a series of events during the month of October which highlight Hispanic traditions concerning music, food, film, and culture as a whole.

"If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his language, that goes to his heart."

Nelson Mandela

If you're thinking about majoring in Spanish, listen to music in Spanish, watch TV in Spanish, read books in Spanish, and make friends who will speak Spanish with you. Immerse yourself!

What Could You Do With a Spanish Degree?

Interpreter

Courts, short-term missionaries, and event speakers are just some of the people you could be interpreting for. 

Teacher

Many schools offer Spanish as a language, and those schools need graduates who can teach Spanish. 

Government

The government hires people who can speak Spanish because they want people who are trained in cross-cultural communication. 

Translator

Translate books, magazines, and newspapers so Spanish literature can reach English speakers and vice versa. 

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