classes. Students may choose from the following programs and locations in Spain and Latin America: Barcelona (Brethren Colleges Abroad), San Sebastián or Bilbao (University Studies Abroad Consortium), Santiago de Compostela (University of Kansas), Sevilla (Trinity Christian College), Heredia or Punta Arenas, Costa Rica (University Studies Abroad Consortium), San José, Costa Rica (University of Kansas), Quito, Ecuador (Brethren Colleges Abroad), Santiago, Chile (University Studies Abroad Consortium).
Students benefit from small class sizes, close student-faculty relationships, a flexible curriculum, and first-hand experience in a Spanish-speaking environment. The curriculum for the Spanish major develops an understanding of Spanish and provides the training which prepares students for professional pursuits or advanced study in Spanish at the graduate level.
As our society becomes more bilingual, all graduates entering careers in education, ministry, business, and public services would benefit from fluency in Spanish. The major lends itself well to doubling with majors in religious studies, education, economics and business, and sociology, among others.
Career Choices. Proficiency in another language and understanding of other peoples and cultures are essential tools in many careers. These include primary, secondary and bilingual education; international journalism; foreign and home missions; foreign service; international business and law; medicine; social work; translation and interpretation.