Spanish

As a Spanish major, you’ll develop the language and culture skills necessary to communicate effectively in a foreign language setting and to promote intercultural understanding. You’ll learn to apply these skills in practical situations, including employment, and acquire the advanced language skills needed to pursue graduate study. You can also choose to pursue teacher licensure, which prepares you to teach K-12 Spanish.

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As a Spanish major at Meredith, you’ll have ample opportunities to put what you’re learning to use in a real-world context. All Spanish majors are required to participate in community-based learning, which allows you to practice your Spanish and deepen your learning through experiences with partner agencies. You can also intern with local agencies, businesses, or nonprofits. And, of course, if you’re pursuing licensure to teach Spanish, you’ll complete a field placement as a student teacher.

Meet Natalya Brown, '21

Inspired by a study abroad experience and with guidance from her faculty mentor, honors student Natalya Brown, ’21, chose to pursue three majors: Spanish, criminology, and sociology.

Study Abroad

Many Spanish majors choose to study abroad – often more than once. It’s a great way to hone your language skills, increase your independence and self-confidence, and experience a Spanish-speaking culture more deeply. Read more »
Briana Petrusa

Fulbright recipient Briana Petrusa, ‘21, is combining her interests in chemistry and Spanish to pursue a career in medicine helping underserved populations.

Spanish Videos

Strong Story | Belle Williams
Fulbright grant recipient Belle Williams loved the Spanish language from a very young age, inspiring her to study Spanish and international studies. While at Meredith, Belle discovered a love for research and travel, and wants to make a difference in the world through language, love, and linguistics.

Strong Story | Belle Williams

Fulbright grant recipient Belle Williams loved the Spanish language from a very young age, inspiring her to study Spanish and international studies. While at Meredith, Belle discovered a love for research and travel, and wants to make a difference in the world through language, love, and linguistics.

Why Don Quixote Still Matters
What makes Don Quixote—a Spanish novel written more than four centuries ago—still relevant today? In this episode of The Meredith Minute, Associate Professor of Foreign Languages and Literatures Jonathan Wade explains the lasting power of this classic work of literature.

Why Don Quixote Still Matters

What makes Don Quixote—a Spanish novel written more than four centuries ago—still relevant today? In this episode of The Meredith Minute, Associate Professor of Foreign Languages and Literatures Jonathan Wade explains the lasting power of this classic work of literature.

Strong Story | Andressia Ramirez

As a Spanish major, Andressia Ramirez, ’19, discovered so much more than the language. It was through those Spanish courses where she found her voice. As a campus leader, Andressia serves as an advocate for Latina women, gives back to her community, and plans to become an immigration lawyer.

Strong Story | Andressia Ramirez

As a Spanish major, Andressia Ramirez, ’19, discovered so much more than the language. It was through those Spanish courses where she found her voice. As a campus leader, Andressia serves as an advocate for Latina women, gives back to her community, and plans to become an immigration lawyer.