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.

 

A Pacific student communicates with an international neighbor on a computer in the Center for Languages and International Collaboration
The Pacific University Center for Languages and International Collaboration, or CLIC, promotes the development of global-ready graduates who can communicate effectively across difference. More than ever, college graduates must be ready to work and live in a global environment — not only to speak with their global neighbors, but to communicate with them effectively. Language education is about more than memorizing vocabulary — it’s about embracing diversity and difference. Through the CLIC, Pacific students engage with people around the world.

 

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Nancy Christoph

Christoph teaches Spanish, dual languages and international studies at Pacific University.

Rebeca Garfias-Mejia and Zoraida Espinoza at the Portland Art Museum

Spanish and Latinx Studies students created videos to accompany the museum's recent exhibition on Mexican Modernism.

Zoraida Espinoza '22

Espinoza is “the total package," said Politics & Government Professor Paul Snell. "She is an outstanding, hard-working, compassionate student."