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

Five 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.

Study Abroad in Costa Rica

Five Reasons to Study Spanish at JBU

Reason #2

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

Five 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

Five 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.

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage

Five Reasons to Study Spanish at JBU

Reason #5

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.

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.

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

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