This course provides Department of Spanish majors at Western Michigan University a valuable opportunity to utilize and improve their Spanish language skills through internship or service experience in the Kalamazoo community.
Students will work closely with local schools, hospitals and clinics, community groups, legal offices and other service organizations to assist in their projects and experience with Kalamazoo's Hispanic population.
Students may apply for the Ruth Y. Kirby award.
SPAN 4400 program flyer (spring 2014)
Internship/Service Learning video - Kelsey Grabill
The class will meet one day a week while other course hours will be completed on-site with their service projects and project coordinators. Weekly meetings will focus on discussion of students' service-learning experiences, Spanish for various professions and readings concerning contemporary issues facing the Hispanic population in Michigan and in the U.S.
To register for the course, students must: