Spanish

Spanish—the second-most spoken language in the United States today and one of the three most spoken languages in the world—has become an integral part of civic engagement and global citizenship. Not only mastery of the language but also nuanced understanding of the places where it is spoken have been an important component of success for many Mount Holyoke graduates. Indeed, recent studies have shown that language majors have been the most successful of all in the pursuit of their desired careers. Mount Holyoke graduates in Spanish have gone into fields such as government, law, business, international affairs, education, journalism, medicine, and the performing arts. The requirements for the major and minor can be found on the Programs page.

As a Mount Holyoke student, Sara R. Haviland ’03 interviewed life-long civil rights activists for her thesis — leading to a doctorate and her first book.
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Emily McClintock ’14: I would not be where I am nor would I be as effective a teacher as I am without the department, professors and courses.
Sara Redeghieri ’16 discusses her study abroad experience and how it shaped her life.
Haley Robinson '17
Haley Robinson '17: my passion for Spanish language will continue to inspire me to learn and grow both in and outside of the classroom.
Rita Kerbaj '14
Rita Kerbaj ’14: My Spanish minor gave me access to opportunities in emerging markets and the confidence to pursue them as a leader at a top startup.
Jessie Babcock '03 with Secretary of Defense
Jessie Babcock ’03: When I decided to double-major in English & Spanish literature, I never could have guessed where my studies would lead.