Spanish

Major, Minor

Learn one of the world’s most widely spoken languages and prepare to interact in the global community.

Spanish majors study abroad for a semester in a Spanish-speaking country. Students may also practice their language skills with a native-speaking language assistant on campus or with students in other parts of the world via real-time video conferencing.

Other program highlights include short-term travel courses in Spain or Mexico and the opportunity to get first-hand experience teaching languages.

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Elijah Pine ’21
When Elijah Pine ’21 first visited Pacific University, he was one of hundreds of high school students attending the yearly Music in May festival. The experience shaped his life in ways he could not have imagined.
Students stand in river wearing White Water Rafting Gear
A dozen Pacific University students got a taste of two very different types of tourism in January during a 19-day travel course to Southern Mexico where they visited the tourist haven of Cancun and Chiapas, a state known for its biodiversity, Mayan ruins and large indigenous population.
Year-long study about the future of transportation in rural Washington County published in fall 2016 to be presented by Prescott Devinney '17 and Staff Member Mike Miller.