Spanish at Lakeland University

Immerse Into Culture

Nearly 500 million people around the globe speak Spanish. Are you one of them? Would you like to be?

Break Language Barriers

Communicate Effectively

Perhaps you studied Spanish throughout high school and wish to master the world’s second-most widely used language (behind only Mandarin Chinese) while immersing yourself into the culture. Or maybe you’ve never spoken a word of Spanish in your life, but realize that learning it now will give you a huge competitive edge in our fast-changing business world. Either way, Lakeland has you covered!

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Whether you want to major exclusively in Spanish, incorporate it into a double major, make it your minor, or just add this important language to your academic portfolio, Lakeland University can help.

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Travel and Live Abroad

Make Your Résumé Stand Out

“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.”

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Unique Opportunities

Comprehensive Study

If you participate in the Spanish program at Lakeland University, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Teach the language: Earn real-world, hands-on experience by actually teaching the language to introductory classes, once a week for 15 weeks
  • Interact with students in Colombia: Participate in regular, live video interaction with students at a university in Colombia
  • Earn retroactive credits: “Test out” of beginning Spanish and have the opportunity to enter directly into Spanish 310. For more information please view the retroactive credit section on the academic catalog!
  • Study abroad: Travel abroad to Spain, Mexico, Costa Rica, Colombia, and other locations for periods ranging from just a few days up to an entire summer, semester, or even a year!
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Experiential Education

Explore the World

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.

Cooperative Education

Ready to add Spanish to your studies? Contact Lakeland University for more information.