¿Quieres estudiar Español? Goshen College’s dedicated faculty—including both native and non-native speakers—will help you master the language. As a Spanish major, you’ll live two semesters abroad in countries like Peru, Mexico, Ecuador, Cuba and Spain. GC’s unique one-year residency requirement will have you not only speaking Spanish fluently, but also understanding the cultures where Spanish is spoken and feeling prepared for an increasingly multicultural U.S. society and world.
The Spanish program boasts the highest number of minors at GC, so you’ll be in good company. You’ll have the chance to learn Spanish abroad and locally: the Goshen community offers numerous off-campus volunteer organizations that use Spanish exclusively, as well as opportunities to interact with native Spanish speaking families in their homes. By the time you graduate, you’ll be prepared to use Spanish in your future workplace or while serving abroad. Recent GC Spanish graduates are working with displaced Colombian refugees in Quito, Ecuador, with a nonprofit peace and justice organization in Mexico City, and with elementary school students in Guatemala.
Joanna Epp, who graduated in 2016 with an environmental science major and a Spanish minor, is truly an interdisciplinary student. She is a viola player, a co-leader of EcoPAX and a member of the women’s tennis team.
Becca Yoder, from Lancaster, Pennsylvania, graduated in 2013. She is a singer, a Spanish interpreter, a volunteer and a peacemaker who came to Goshen College to study social work, Spanish and women's studies.