Spanish Major & Minor


¿Quieres estudiar Español? Have you ever wanted to learn a second language? If you’re looking to minor or major in Spanish, Goshen College is the perfect place for you! With Spanish being the most selected minor on GC’s campus, you’ll be surrounded by other students, like-minded and passionate about learning Spanish.

Learn Spanish Locally and Abroad

As a Spanish major, you will spend two semesters studying abroad in Spanish-speaking countries like Peru, Mexico, Ecuador, Cuba, and Spain. GC’s unique one-year residency requirement will have you speaking fluently, understanding a variety of Hispanic cultures and Latin American literatures, and feeling prepared for an increasingly Spanish-speaking world.

Earn An Undergraduate Degree in Spanish from Goshen College

Spanish is the second most spoken language in the world and the fastest-growing foreign language in the United States. The GC Spanish department will prepare you for a multilingual workplace with advanced courses and elective courses.

Goshen College offers opportunities to study abroad and locally, helping Spanish majors grow in their language skills and oral communication skills. Goshen College’s dedicated Spanish faculty—native and non-native Spanish speakers—will help you master Spanish linguistics.

Many volunteer organizations in the Goshen community use Spanish exclusively, so you can get real experience using the language. You can also interact with native Spanish-speaking families in their homes, gaining a well-rounded view of both language and culture.

The Highest Number of Minors at GC

The Spanish program boasts the highest number of minors at GC, so you will be in good company. Every industry is preparing for bilingual and multilingual communication in the global market. Spanish is one of the most commonly spoken foreign languages, making it an invaluable skill to have on a resume.

Gain a Valuable Skill that Will Help You in Your Career

Fluency in Spanish is a valuable skill that will help you stand out in the job market. Spanish majors at Goshen College have gone on to work in various career paths such as:

  • Education
  • Medical school
  • Law school
  • Business
  • Health professions
  • Government
  • Political science & international relations

As you progress through the program, you will gain problem-solving skills, conduct research, and learn critical thinking skills while using Spanish as career preparation for your future work or pursuing graduate studies.

Recent GC graduates have worked with:

  • Displaced Colombian refugees in Quito, Ecuador
  • A nonprofit peace and justice organization in Mexico City
  • Elementary school students in Guatemala.

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Cristobal Garza Gonzalez

Associate Professor of Spanish

Terry Martin

Assistant Professor of Spanish