The Spanish program at Illinois State University takes pride in offering small classes where students receive individualized attention and training in all aspects of language proficiency. Just as important, our undergraduates develop critical thinking skills and appreciation for diversity as they take courses in Hispanic cultures and literatures, as well as Spanish linguistics.
Our slate of offerings includes a sturdy base of fundamentals, on which students build their own program from a selection of electives of most interest to them. Finally, our popular study-abroad programs in Latin America and Spain provide opportunities for language development, cultural immersion, broadening perspectives, and friendships that have the potential to last a lifetime.
Our faculty is delighted to help students from all backgrounds who are interested in Spanish language and Hispanic cultures to realize the vision expressed in the University’s Educating Illinois strategic plan.
“What I really liked about the Spanish program was how easy it was to know what classes I needed to take in order to graduate. I also liked the classes themselves because they helped me expand my horizons on topics I would have never studied myself and by opening me up to new cultures.”
—Lorraine Garcia '15
Spanish major, now teacher
Students can also participate in the several interdisciplinary programs at Illinois State: