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Why Spanish?

Spanish is spoken by millions of people around the world and in the United States. Knowing how to speak and understand the language provides an advantage, allowing you to participate more fully in today’s global workplace.

Why Study Spanish at Iona?

Our program will provide you with a solid foundation in the Spanish language and culture. You will be exposed to ideas, beliefs, and writings that will promote your intellectual, cultural, and moral development.

Through participation in programs at home and abroad, you will deepen your self-awareness and commitment to thoughtfulness, tolerance, decency, and compassion.

What You'll Learn

You will learn to speak, write and read in Spanish and immerse yourself in one of the most spoken languages in the world.

You will also gain a familiarity with Hispanic culture –diving into art, architecture, literature, theater, film and much more.

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Unique Elements of Program


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Program Highlights

Cultural Community

Whether it’s through trips to Spanish language theaters, participation in foreign language societies on campus, or community service opportunities, you will find a community where you can share your love of language.

Global Preparation

You will deepen your self-awareness and commitment to thoughtfulness, tolerance, decency, and compassion as you study Spanish and the Hispanic culture. You will also come to understand the practices and expectations of the professional world.

Outstanding Job Placement

Our rigorous academic program and the dedicated and caring faculty have created an outstanding track record for job placement, including in teaching, social work, finance, law and international affairs.

Careers & Outcomes

With Spanish being the second spoken language in America, studying the language and culture can be helpful in any job market. From teaching to working in hospitality, the need for Spanish speakers is always growing! 

Job Titles:

  • Interpreter/Translator
  • Teacher
  • Foreign Affairs Specialist
  • Copy Editor

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