Our department supports students in becoming global citizens, working to enhance their linguistic skills in the Spanish and Portuguese languages, deepen their intercultural competence and build their sense of civic responsibility.
We offer a wide range of language courses, including those geared toward the professions, and advanced multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary courses related to the Hispanic, Brazilian and Portuguese worlds. As active scholars and professors, our faculty carries out research and teaches in the areas of literature, cultures, history, linguistics, translation, visual arts, film, theatre and performance and creative and academic writing.
Beyond an advanced level of language proficiency, our graduates will have analytical and critical skills and the ability to think comparatively in a multilingual and increasingly interconnected world. These competencies are especially valued in the professional world and will help graduates thrive beyond Dickinson.
William J Perry Center for Hemispheric Defense Studies
Universidad de Málaga
University of Chicago
University of Virginia
University of Exeter
University of Miami
The University of Texas at Austin
University of Pennsylvania
Where Our Students Have Interned
House of Blues San Diego
National Defense Fund/Community Coalition
Newark Academy Summer Session
Nos sobran los motivos (We Are the Reason)
PA Behavioral Health and Aging Coalition; CASA
Planned Parenthood (Keystone)
Religious Action Center for Reform Judaism (RAC)
U.S. Army War College - Peacekeeping and Stability Operations Institute
YSC Sports Marketing
During the spring of my junior year, I studied abroad in Málaga, Spain. Looking back, this is one of the best decisions I made in college, because it helped me look at my life in a completely different way. I could not believe how much my Spanish improved and how in-tune I felt with the Spanish culture by the time the program ended.
—Olivia Lowden '19 (Spanish, neuroscience)
Please take a look at a series of videos our students have made about their experience while in these programs