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Unlock New Opportunities: Earn A Spanish Minor And Study Abroad.

How would you feel if you had to go to the hospital but no one spoke your language? Needing therapy but not finding someone you could understand? This is the reality that many Spanish-speaking people face – and it’s a problem that you can solve.

Studying Spanish goes beyond grammar and vocabulary. It allows you to connect with the rich diversity of God’s kingdom. Build your confidence in your skills through interactive classes and optionally studying abroad in Spain. Your bilingualism will help you unlock new career opportunities, serve the Spanish-speaking community, and earn more money by picking up a minor or concentration in Spanish.

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Program Highlights

Immerse yourself in authentic language and culture.

Enhance your marketability, future opportunities, and earning potential.

Build your confidence and enjoy learning by spending a summer in Salamanca, Spain.

Stories Leading The Way

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Three adventurous students embarked on an unforgettable journey to the vibrant land of Spain.

Emily Palmer ‘24 (Biochemistry) shares, “I became very close with Emily and Robbie because of the trip. We learned a lot about each other as well as ourselves. [I took this minor because] I want my future kids to be bilingual and I would like to easily treat spanish-speaking patients in a hospital setting.”

What Will I Learn

Embark on an exciting journey of language and culture! You’ll learn directly from native Spanish speakers, immersing yourself in the richness of their language and traditions. Your language skills can unlock new career paths and enhance your understanding of your status as a global citizen as you embrace the call to help people flourish.

You may choose to join your class in traveling to Salamanca, Spain. Immerse yourself by staying with a host family and taking classes at Colegio Delibes, a local language school. Satisfy your wanderlust.

This minor/concentration is accessible to students of all levels of experience. Whether you’ve taken Spanish before or you’re brand new, you will be able to study abroad.

You’ll study:

  • Conversational and professional Spanish
  • Hispanic culture, traditions, and cinema
  • Reading, composition, and grammar

How Can Studying Spanish Enhance My Career?

In today’s globalized world, knowing Spanish can greatly improve your job prospects. Spanish is the second most commonly spoken language in the United States, and there’s a growing demand for bilingual employees in many fields. Companies may be willing to pay more for the skills of bilingual employees.

There are many majors offered at Roberts that benefit from this growing workforce need. For example, studying Spanish can greatly enhance the following careers:

  • Writing Intern at RES Exhibit Services
  • Medical Professional
  • Social Worker
  • Psychologist
  • Entrepreneur
  • Professor
  • Teacher
  • Translator / Interpreter
  • Travel agent
  • Writer
  • Immigration Professional
  • Lawyer/Paralegal
  • Tutor

Frequently Asked Questions

Studying Spanish can be very beneficial. With Spanish being the world’s second most spoken language, becoming proficient in it can allow you to connect with more people.

This would also open you up to more job opportunities. Whether you work as a social worker, business owner, or a teacher, you will greatly benefit from being able to connect with the Spanish-speaking community.

Learning Spanish can also help you better enjoy a wide range of entertainment and art – from songs in the language to books, movies, travel, and television shows.

With a minor in Spanish, you can supplement any professional skill set and make your resume more attractive to employers. This can also increase your earning potential.

Former Roberts Spanish minors have pursued careers as nurses, social workers, teachers, psychologists, marketers, business professionals, pastors, writers, and more. You could also work as a court interpreter, immigration professional, tutor, translator, travel agent, and so much more.

Yes. A Spanish minor can be an asset to your future, both personally and professionally. Learning Spanish in college can open up opportunities for you in your career and help you create connections with people that may not be possible without knowing the language. 

Adding a Spanish minor to the rest of your course load can prove extremely rewarding. It is a very easy minor to take on.

Yes! If you come to campus for an individual visit, you can meet individually with a professor to get an overview of the major and your individual questions answered. Our Discovery Day events typically include a Faculty & Services Expo, where you can meet your future professors.

We are committed to helping students meet the financial obligation to earn a degree and advance a career. Our Office of Student Financial Services works to assist all students in their efforts to maximize financial aid. We award financial assistance to 100% of our undergraduate students.

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