The Department of Spanish at Western Michigan University is committed to providing you not only with Spanish language skills, but also with the knowledge of Hispanic culture that will render value in a wide variety of disciplines and careers. With these goals in mind, the department has put together a series of services, activities and programs aimed to help you succeed.


The mission of the Department of Spanish is to provide programs and academic enrichment opportunities of the highest quality possible to undergraduate and graduate students to deepen and extend their knowledge of cultural, linguistic and literary expressions in the Hispanic world. We are committed to diversity, equity and inclusion. We believe these values promote a culture of access, acceptance and respect in which everyone thrives.


The vision of the Department of Spanish is to engage students in global and diverse learning experiences that will prepare them to make meaningful contributions as citizens of the world.

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