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A significant part of your experience as a Spanish and Hispanic Studies student at Earlham takes place outside the classroom, submerged into the Hispanic culture by living in a Spanish-speaking country or working with a local Latino community in Richmond.

Student-faculty collaborative research projects are common at Earlham. Recent ones include Gender in Film in Spain, Political Performance of the Americas, Comparative Creoles, and Indigenous Resistance Movements in Mexico.

Earlham offers off-campus semesters in Ecuador, Spain, and a Border Studies program based in Tucson, Arizona. The Department regularly offers month-long programs, including a walking pilgrimage in Camino de Santiago, Spain.

There are numerous internship possibilities for Spanish speakers at such local organizations as Amigos, the Richmond Latino Center.


Our graduates have continued their studies in graduate schools at Harvard, Brandeis, Arizona, Texas, and California-Riverside. Earlham ranks in the 96th percentile among U.S. colleges and universities for the percentage of our graduates who go on to earn doctorates in Spanish.

The language proficiency acquired by our students allows them to enter international markets and to work for NGOs in Latin America or in organizations like NPR, Democracy Now, and Committee on U.S.-Latin American Relations. Others earn Fulbright and Watson fellowships.

Spanish and Hispanic studies prepares students to pursue careers in many related fields as well as medicine and law.

Earlham College, an independent, residential college, aspires to provide the highest-quality undergraduate education in the liberal arts, including the sciences, shaped by the distinctive perspectives of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers).

Earlham College
801 National Road West
Richmond, Indiana
1-765-983-1200 — Main Switchboard
1-800-EARLHAM (327-5426) — Admission


Earlham admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin, age, gender and sexual orientation to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin, age, gender and sexual orientation in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.