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Offering over 20 courses, three off-campus semester programs, and several off-campus interim trips, Calvin's Spanish department provides students with world-class opportunities to develop their language and cultural engagement skills.

At the heart of a Calvin Spanish education is a desire to see students break down barriers that exist between races, cultures, and nations so that they can better understand their role in fulfilling Christ's command to love one's neighbor.


The Spanish department offers courses in language (including conversation, grammar and composition), Hispanic culture, linguistics, the literature of Spain and Latin America, medical Spanish, and more.

Major and minor programs in the department include:

Language courses are also available for students needing to fulfill the foreign language core curriculum requirement.

Quick Facts

  • 100%

    of Spanish majors study abroad while at Calvin


    million people speak Spanish worldwide


    of 2018 Spanish majors are employed or in graduate school

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