Spanish Major & Minor

¿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.

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Bearing Witness Stories Project is now available in Spanish

The Bearing Witness Stories Project will now be available in Spanish, and is looking to incorporate other language translations too.

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First time abroad, GC student feels at home around the world

“My favorite place in the world,” said Andrea Medina, a Goshen College senior social work major from Goshen, “is Alhambra, an ancient Islamic palace in Granada, Spain.”

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May term courses a ticket to study abroad

Six international courses will take students across the globe to Nepal, Kenya, Greece, Italy, China, Spain and Morocco – and that’s doesn’t even include the summer Study-Service Term (SST) units in Peru, Senegal and Nicaragua that begin in May. Many of these classes are interdisciplinary and open to all students regardless of year or major.

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Goshen College Alum David Shenk shares how a summer job & GC impacted his life.

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