Abriendo puertas profesionales y creativas

Does the idea of engaging with Latin American and Spanish culture, literature, art, and film intrigue you? Do you desire to explore the distinct perspectives and experiences from these parts of the world with no need for translations?

Working towards fluency in Spanish by studying Hispanic history, cultures, and literature is an approach to language learning that strengthens your communication skills, sharpens your critical thinking, develops your analytical abilities, and deepens your creativity as you come to think about language differently, all of which are relevant skills for any future career path.

One unique aspect of Susquehanna’s Spanish studies program is that you can study abroad in a Spanish-speaking country, such as Spain, Mexico, Argentina, Costa Rica or Cuba. Susquehanna is one of a few universities worldwide that requires language majors to study abroad for a semester, providing an immersive experience. There’s no better language learning experience than living in the culture and speaking the language! 

You can pair Spanish with another major, such as international studies, business, biology or psychology, or add one of our interdisciplinary minors. Having a strong command of Spanish and being able to perform critical cultural analysis makes you a much more attractive job candidate and makes your Susquehanna degree even more valuable.

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The accidental translator 

While studying abroad in Argentina, Hannah Houtz ’20 had the opportunity to take advantage of an unexpected opportunity — an internship working with professional translators. “Translation was something that I had never had the opportunity to do before,” she says, let alone receive one-on-one training from an experienced professional in the field.” She adds, “My experience humbled me, but also empowered me, to take risks and be confident in my own competency.”

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Three Susquehanna students in Argentina on a beach during sunrise.

“Susquehanna felt like home the moment I walked on campus. I knew that this place would become a special place in my heart.”

Jillian Michales ’21

Potential Careers

  • Teaching & education
  • Translation & interpretation
  • Publishing & editing
  • Business
  • Social work

Recent Employers

  • Fulbright U.S. Student Program
  • Vanguard
  • Teach for America
  • Pennsylvania Psychiatric Institute
  • Geisinger

Study Abroad Opportunities

Alicante, Spain

A broad range of classes are available in this Mediterranean port city.

Buenos Aires, Argentina

Program concentrations include directed research, human rights or literature.

Havana, Cuba

A land of intrigue and history comes alive on a truly unique study abroad trip.

Merida, Mexico

With service-learning and internship opportunities, you’ll get a full semester experience on the Yucatan.

Heredia, Costa Rica

Tour coffee plantations and study the economic and environmental impact while staying with a Costa Rican family.

Salamanca, Spain

Explore Salamanca, called the City of the Golden Stones for its renowned architecture.

Studying for a Degree in Spanish Studies

Explore the courses you’ll take on your journey to earning a degree in Spanish studies at Susquehanna.

Explore other programs and opportunities

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