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¿Te encanta la lengua española? ¿Quieres conocer la cultura hispana más a fondo? Through the Spanish program at Gordon, you will work to achieve language proficiency as you also study the historical development and cultural expression of Spanish-speaking countries. Opportunities to study in Spain, and Central and South America offer immersion experiences that can take your communication skills to the next level.

Why study Spanish at Gordon?

At Gordon, Spanish majors study abroad for a minimum of one semester—and because we are committed to global exposure as a crucial component of learning, your financial aid package applies to Gordon-approved programs. Your professors, who are fluent speakers and published authors, are committed to helping you prepare for this semester- or year-long immersion experience. During semesters when you study on campus, Gordon’s location in the multicultural Greater Boston area offers opportunities for involvement in local Spanish-speaking communities and church congregations

What careers can I pursue with a major in Spanish?

Knowing a foreign language well is an advantage in any job, and an optional internship will bolster your resume and your confidence. Your proficiency in Spanish will prove beneficial in a wide variety of careers, including:

  • Government research specialist
  • Missions at home and abroad
  • Health services
  • Teaching
  • Travel and tourism
  • International law
  • Journalism and the media
  • Social work
  • Nonprofit administration
  • International business and marketing

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Join the Spanish club and enjoy events it hosts throughout the year. Grab your lunch and join the weekly Spanish language table. Attend cultural events in the Greater Boston area, and participate in one of Gordon’s service learning trips to a Spanish-speaking country—including the Dominican Republic, Mexico and Nicaragua. Given your linguistic skills and cultural insight as a Spanish major, you might even consider initiating a service-learning trip to another Spanish-speaking location. 

Global Opportunities

As a Spanish major, you will spend one or two semesters studying abroad through the Council for International Educational Exchange (CIEE) programs in the following Spanish-speaking locations:

  • Argentina
  • Chile
  • Dominican Republic (Santo Domingo only)
  • Peru
  • Spain

Related Programs

Interested in studying another foreign language in depth? Consider declaring the combined languages major. Spanish majors also commonly double major or minor in education, international affairs, social work, sociology, Christian ministries, linguistics, biology or physics.


For more information, contact:

Dr. Leasa Lutes
Languages and Linguistics Chair

978 867 4040

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