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Students who wish to study Spanish at UMD have two options: Hispanic Studies and Latin American Studies. Hispanic Studies emphasizes Spanish language, literature and culture of both Spain and Latin America, while Latin American Studies emphasizes cultural, social justice and environmental issues in Latin America. See the links for more information about our programs.
Not sure which Spanish language course you should take first? Click Placement Information to determine your best fit!
"I'm taking a class on the art in Spain and it's opening my eyes,” says Anna Casperson. “There is so much history. We’ve seen palaces, climbed bell towers, and seen ancient stained-glass. It’s amazing and incredible.”
Anna is one of 26 UMD students who studied Spanish in Salamanca, Spain, for the month of June 2016. The students take language classes and electives to get a full language and culture experience.
The students study at the ancient University of Salamanca during the week but it isn’t about tourism. The classes are rigorous, and each student lives with a host family.