• Burgos Fall 2017

Global engagement

Get globally engaged at Western Michigan University.

Study abroad

The best way to improve your Spanish is in a Spanish-speaking country! The Department of Spanish offers study abroad programs in Quito, Ecuador and Santander, Spain in aummer II session. Applications for the Quito and Santander programs will be accepted until Feb. 28, 2020. The department also offers a fall semester study abroad program in Burgos, Spain (applications will be accepted until Nov. 5, 2019), and a spring semester study abroad program in Heredia, Costa Rica (the deadline for Spring 2020 has passed, but stay tuned for the spring 2021 deadline). See our study abroad page or visit an advisor.

See an interview with WMU students studying abroad in Burgos, Spain. The University of Burgos also published this welcome announcement.

News

Día de los Muertos altar featured

Department faculty member and graduate students featured in Second Wave of SW Michigan article for Day of the Dead Altar.

Somos y Estamos 2019

The WMU Department of Spanish newsletter, Somos y Estamos, provides news and features about our programs, students and faculty. Fall 2019 edition

Department honors alumna

Congratulations to the Department of Spanish Alumni Achievement winner, Dr. Rose Brougham, associate professor in Global Cultures and Languages at the University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse.

Zárate-Sández receives research grant

Professor German Zárate-Sández received a Language Learning Early Career Research Grant for his project, "Implementation and assessment of a pronunciation instruction training module for second language teachers." This prestigious grant program by the journal Language Learning recognizes cutting edge research on teaching and learning second languages.

Spring 2020–SPAN 4400 Internship or Service Learning class

SPAN 4400 provides students the valuable opportunity to utilize and improve their Spanish language skills through internship or service learning in the Kalamazoo Community. Apply here.

Spring 2019 video contest winners

First place: "La sinfonia de mis dias," by Ursula Marlies Mayr.
Honorable Mention: "Como ser Tica," by Annika Ehrig, Dakota McCracken, Anne Russell, Heather Price, and Alicia Kurth.

In Memory of Michael Braun

The department reflects on life of Michael Braun.