The best way to improve your Spanish is in a Spanish-speaking country! The Department of Spanish offers a study abroad program in Quito, Ecuador in Summer I session and another in Santander, Spain in Summer II session. Applications for Quito accepted until Jan. 31, 2019, and applications for Santander accepted until Feb. 28, 2019. See our study abroad page or visit an advisor.
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Spring 2019 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.
Department Video Contest for spring 2019...stay tuned.
Hispanic Film Festival | March 19 - 21 | 1025 Brown Hall | Information will soon be posted here.
2018-19 Department Honors and Awards Ceremony | April 5 | 3 p.m. | 208 Bernhard Center
Pictured from left to right, Sandra Raak, Alba Fernández, Enrique Rodríguez and Emily Kerul each received an award during the 2017 Graduate College Honors Convocation. Sandra and Enrique each received the Graduate Research and Creative Scholar Award and Alba and Emily each received the Graduate Teaching Effectiveness Award.
Altar De Muertos - Día de los muertos
October 27 to November 8 | 2nd Floor Waldo Library
El día de los muertos is associated with Mexico, but this holiday is celebrated most in Latin America.
In Memory of Michael Braun
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Winners of the Spanish department's video contest for spring 2018
First place: "Hijo perfecto," by Irene Kivinen, Mark Majcher and Max Wellman.
Second place: "Hola, me llamo Úrsula," by Ursula Mayr.