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Opportunities for Hispanic Studies Students

Study Abroad

Students may wish -- and are encouraged -- to study abroad during the summer, during an academic semester, or for an entire year.

Students may enroll in study abroad courses (for zero tuition) while they are away. This allows students to maintain their UMD enrollment and to use their financial aid. To check if your credits abroad will transfer back to UMD, check here.

Please check with the International Education Office to learn about specific programs. The Department does offer one program, as seen below:

Our Study Abroad Program - a four-week program offered in June to Salamanca, Spain; contact Professor Maureen Tobin Stanley or Andrew Snustad for more information.

Students who go to Salamanca, Spain can enjoy time in the Plaza


For Spanish speakers of all levels, the program offers a monthly Tertulia, a fun, low-key gathering of students and staff members that is conducted entirely in Spanish. Students are expected to converse freely about the topics of their choosing. The Tertulia coordinator circulates among the student groups, providing assistance and conversing with students.

Students in Intermediate Spanish I and II receive credit for their Tertulia attendance, as it is a class requirement. These students should sign in upon arrival. Hour-long attendance is required for credit.

Spanish Club

Please contact Hispanic Studies faculty for more information about upcoming events.

Library Resources

If you're looking for books either written in Spanish or that deal with topics in Spanish culture, literature, etc, please see our library link. This will take you to the UMD library's page for our program.

Departmental Honors

Students who have achieved a grade point average of 3.30 in all major courses may be invited by faculty to submit a sample of their work, in order to be considered for departmental honors and to receive a degree with distinction. Please contact the department for further information.

Career Opportunities

Our students who have majored or minored in Hispanic Studies enjoy a large variety of career options, including graduate programs in licensure K-12. Please see the Department for further information.

If you are interested in seeing some individual profiles of alumni who have benefitted in both their careers and personal lives because of their degrees, check out our Featured Alumni on our Alumni page.


Tutoring is often available through the UMD Tutoring Center. Check out their site for more information.


Participation in UROP (Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program) is encouraged so that students can work jointly on research topics of mutual interest with a faculty member.