Our department supports students in becoming global citizens. We work closely with our students 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, we carry out research and teach in the areas of literature, cultures, history, linguistics, translation, visual arts, film, theatre and performance, creative and academic writing.

The department’s offerings extend to our overseas campuses. We encourage students to enrich their educational experiences through our study abroad programs in Argentina-Ecuador, Brazil, and Spain, where they may participate in internships. Students in our department may explore their own areas of interest by developing independent studies with the expertise and guidance of our diverse faculty, many of whom actively contribute to other departments.

Graduates of our program will have

  • an advanced level of linguistic proficiency
  • analytical and critical skills
  • 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. Students interested in Portuguese may also want to learn more about Dickinson’s Portuguese & Brazilian Studies minor.



Please take a look at a series of videos our students made about their experience while on these programs

Contact Info

Eva Copeland
Associate Professor of Spanish

Department Coordinator:
Elizabeth Zizzi
Sr. Academic Department Coordinator


105, First floor, Bosler Hall
Mailing Address

Get to Know Our Students

Paul McGovern '19

Paul McGovern '19

Hola, Soy Paul McGovern un estudiante de Methuen, Massachusetts and I am a junior Spanish/English double major here at Dickinson. I actually found a love for Spanish in high school when...