Spanish & Latin American Studies

In the Spanish program, students will learn written and spoken communication skills and gain a deep appreciation and understanding for the culture, people, and literature of Spain and Latin America. There is a greater need for Spanish speakers due to stronger ties between the United States and the Spanish-speaking world. The Spanish program encourages internationalization on the campus and also promotes a global focus in the community.

Spanish for Educators

The growing number of Spanish-speakers in the United States has significantly increased the need for teachers and speakers of Spanish. Although some students choose to study Spanish primarily for personal growth and intellectual enrichment, graduates in Spanish have found satisfying careers in teaching, international business, translating and interpreting, personnel work, public relations, business management, social work, government service and other fields.

Why Choose a Degree In Spanish?

Former student Erin Steffen talks about her experience in the Spanish Department and the opportunities that it provided her with.

El Club de Español
Join el club de los estudiantes de español! The Spanish Club students get together to design or sponsor campus activities related to Spanish culture.

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Connect With Us!
Join and follow us on Facebook and Instagram for all the current UW-Green Bay Spanish program news and events. We hope to see you at our next community event.
Mesa de Conversación
La Tertulia - the Spanish conversation hour - takes place every Tuesday at 4:15 p.m. in the Phoenix Club on the lower level of the University Union. 
Spanish Awards & Scholarships
The Spanish program has given awards and scholarships to qualifying Spanish majors to keep the cost of school affordable. See if you qualify for assistance.

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Become a Phoenix

UW-Green Bay has excellent teachers, internships, research opportunities, and a great record of placing students into jobs and graduate programs. Learn More

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Spanish at UW-Green Bay


Meet Prof. Cristina Ortiz

“One of the best ways to enhance your knowledge of Spanish is complementing our language and cultural studies-centered curriculum with an internship, volunteer work with the local Spanish-speaking community, and/or a Study Abroad experience. At UW-Green Bay, students have the opportunity to study in any of our short or semester-long programs in exciting destinations like Spain, Argentina or Mexico.”
  -Cristina Ortiz, Professor Humanistic Studies and Spanish

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For more information on Spanish or UW-Green Bay, please contact us.

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