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School of Languages, Cultures, and Race College of Arts and Sciences


Program Information

Are you interested in learning the language spoken by 50 million people in the United States, the fastest-growing minority, and by over 330 million people in 20 countries? Spanish is the fourth most spoken language in the world, and it is spoken in Spain, Central America, South America, and parts of the Caribbean, the United States, and the Philippines, to name a few.

Our faculty come from a variety of Spanish-speaking countries, including Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Mexico, Puerto Rico, and Spain, all of whom are native speakers of Spanish, and who bring first-hand cultural knowledge and experiences that enhance our program and the learning experiences for our students. We also have stellar faculty for whom Spanish is their second language, and who are able to teach students from that perspective.

The Spanish Program at WSU provides students with a proficiency-oriented curriculum where they are encouraged to use Spanish from day one. We have courses on culture, film, literature, and various professions, such as medical, business, veterinary medicine, education, and/or law enforcement.

Our undergraduate program gives students the opportunity to

Join the Spanish program at WSU and learn more about the language and Spanish-speaking cultures!

Get additional program information and view an example schedule for studying Spanish.

Study Abroad

For the last few year, we have been offering a faculty-led study abroad program to Guatemala (and more recently Ecuador) with the Hearts in Motion program. There are several other study abroad opportunities for students in the Spanish program, including countries such as Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Guatemala, Mexico, Puerto Rico, and Spain.

These study abroad programs are offered through the International Programs Study Abroad Programs. We encourage our students to pursue international study opportunities in programs all over the world, and accept up to 12 transferred credits, depending on the length of the study abroad stay.