The United States now has the second largest Spanish–Speaking population in the world.
There are many reasons to consider a Spanish degree from Lakeland University:
Have the ability to communicate effectively in a multi-cultural world while developing a better ear for listening and distinguishing the meaning from discreet sounds.
Gain a profound understanding of other cultures while fostering an appreciation for your own. Learning another language provides opportunities for enriched interpersonal exchanges and experiences.
Give yourself a competitive edge and distinct advantage in the global market.
The Spanish program at Lakeland University endeavors to achieve excellence in teaching the language, literature, and cultures of the countries where Spanish is spoken. We offer a major and minor in Spanish and a number of elective courses in the target language. (e.g., Peninsular, Mexican, Transatlantic and Caribbean literature, Spanish film, Spanish for business, among others)
“Many of our students go on to teach Spanish,” says LU Assistant Professor of Spanish. “And a lot of our majors are, of course, coupled with another major. Obviously, that makes your résumé stand out from the rest."
“My goal is to really encourage students to travel and even live abroad. Students who make that commitment return as different people, people with a much better understanding of themselves, others and the world. To me, that’s so satisfying, because it goes far beyond just teaching them grammar. When they return, they’ve learned in so many ways they never could have imagined.”
Lakeland's Cooperative Education program will provide Spanish students with the ability to earn 12-18 months of full-time work experience, academic credit for their work, and a combination of scholarships and wages that will significantly reduce or eliminate post-graduation debt.