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Why take Spanish? There are 55 million Hispanics currently living in the U.S. and by the year 2050, that number is expected to grow to over 100 million and make up approximately 29% of the total U.S. population!

Why take Spanish at Goucher College? Our courses have been designed for the 21st century student, with on-line components, in which students Skype with native Spanish speakers from Mexico City and Spain; or with community-based learning components, in which students interact and learn with local Latino community on campus and in Baltimore. We offer courses cross-listed with departments and programs such as History, Women's Studies, Peace Studies, Sociology, Education, Environmental Studies, and World Literature, and a wide variety of Intensive Courses Abroad (ICA) in Argentina, Spain, Nicaragua, Perú and Ecuador. Check our incredibly diverse curriculum, with courses in a broad variety of topics!

What can you do with a Spanish major? Once you graduate, you might follow the footsteps of our distinguished alumni. Recent majors have chosen top-notch graduate schools to continue their formal education, are working at international NGOs, or have joined the Peace Corps. Spanish graduates work in rural communities focusing on environmental issues, as translators and interpreters, in Mental Health Centers and in Legislative Aides for Council members. Some work for the media, and film industries for national and international companies, others are actors, actresses and singers. Spanish graduates are also teaching all over the world from China and Thailand to Spain, Argentina, and California; or as close as Baltimore County and City.

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Program Contact
Jeanie Murphy | 410-769-5029 |

Center for Hispanic & Latinx Studies

Majors: Spanish

Minors: Spanish, Latin American Studies

Center Director: Isabel Moreno-López,


Hannah Kuehl
Hannah Kuehl
“The three most important things I have learned at Goucher are confidence, openness to experiences and new people, and a sense of curiosity.”