Spanish Program, Department of Romance Languages

The Spanish faculty is committed to making the Spanish language and Hispanic literatures and cultures come alive for our students. Our immediate objective is to help students learn to communicate effectively in Spanish and to appreciate the cultural, linguistic, and ethnic diversity of the Latin American, Spanish, U.S. Latino/a and Hispanic-influenced cultures in general. We therefore offer a wide variety of courses in language, linguistics, literature, and culture that focus on the past and present of Spain, Latin America, and the Hispanic U.S. In addition, we encourage students to study in Spain or Latin America and to experience Hispanic cultures first hand.

most spoken language in the world


million spanish speakers in the United States


out of 8 current St. Olaf Fulbright grantees were Spanish majors

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La Casa Hispánica serves as a venue for lectures, films, musical groups and social activities with Hispanic themes and is facilitated by a resident speaker of Spanish. Faculty Advisor is Kris Cropsey. The resident Spanish speaker for 2017-2018 is Paola Granados, from Costa Rica.

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