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.

Ye Li '11, Graduate Student
Ye Li '11: one of my proudest achievements during my undergraduate journey is my thesis in Spanish.
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.
Maria José Correa FP '16
Maria Correa FP '16: the best way for me to learn is by working with and learning from Spanish speaking students and educators in their own voices.
Emma Walters '15
Emma Walters '15: when I decided to pursue a Spanish minor - and then major - I had no idea it would change my professional and personal goals.
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Kelsey Briggs '15: as an important actor for effective cultural preservation, I became more critical of "non-invasive" anthropological methods.
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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.