Students enrolled in the Spring, Fall, and Full Year programs at the Dickinson Center in Málaga created a video diary to document how they see life in Málaga.

Our large and diverse faculty works closely with students to help them achieve high levels of language proficiency and in-depth knowledge of Hispanic literatures and cultures. These cultural and literary studies cover a vast geographical and linguistic area—our majors read noted Spanish and Latin American writers from the past and present as well as Chicano and Latino authors who write in both Spanish and English. Although Portuguese is not offered as a major, classes may be offered occasionally, and interested students may petition to study the language, culture, and literature of the Luso-Brazilian world through tutorials and independent study.


Students interested in Spanish and Portuguese may also want to learn more about Dickinson's Portuguese & Brazilian-studies minor.

Contact Info

Mariana Past
Associate Professor of Spanish

Department Coordinator:
Elizabeth Zizzi
Sr. Academic Department Coordinator


105, First floor, Bosler Hall
Mailing Address

Get to Know Our Students

Julia Roberson '15

Julia Roberson '15

I decided to study Spanish because of my dream to study abroad and become fluent in another language. I have enjoyed learning many facets of the language...