Explore the rich diversity of the Hispanic world

For students with an interest in Spanish and Hispanic Studies, Earlham offers a unique opportunity to combine a variety of learning experiences into one unique program. A significant part of the program takes place outside the classroom, as students submerge themselves in the Hispanic culture – such as living in a Spanish-speaking country or working with a local Latino community in Richmond.

Spanish and Hispanic studies prepares students to pursue careers in many related fields. Our graduates entered graduate school at Harvard, Brandeis, the University of Arizona, University of Texas at Austin, and University of California at Riverside. The language proficiency acquired by our students allowed 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. Some students have pursued careers in retail, medicine, and law, while others received post baccalaureate fellowships such as Fulbright and Watson. 

Special Learning Opportunities

Recent collaborative research projects have included Gender in Film in Spain, Political Performance of the Americas, Comparative Creoles, Immigration, and Indigenous Resistance Movements in Mexico.

We offer off-campus semesters in Nicaragua, Spain and a Border Studies program based in Tuscon, Ariz.

The department regularly offers May term programs, including a walking pilgrimage in Camino de Santiago, Spain.

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

Outcomes

Our graduates entered graduate school at Harvard, Brandeis, the University of Arizona, University of Texas at Austin, and University of California at Riverside.

The language proficiency acquired by our students allowed 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.

Some students have pursued careers in retail, medicine, and law, while others received post baccalaureate fellowships such as Fulbright Awards and the Watson Fellowship.

Earlhamites in Spanish and Hispanic Studies

Lauren Berry
Soccer Star

"Honestly, I didn't think I would play in college. I was just tired of all the team politics", says Lauren Berry '11. "But when I came to visit Earlham and met the players, I realized that soccer would be different here".

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Robert Awkward
Change From Within

As a leader for Earlham's Student Government, Robert Awkward '14 has visions of creating a community where student involvement is a normal facet of life.

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Distinctively Earlham
Off-campus study is required of every Spanish and Hispanic Studies major and minor.

 

96th percentile for the percentage of our graduates who go on to earn doctorates in Spanish.
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