Spanish Placement Exam

The placement process for students who wish to take a Spanish langauge course will consist of a brief writing prompt and an interview in the Barrett Hall Library with Lecturer Monica Bel or Lecturer Carmen Granda.  This will take place during the first week of September (September 2, 3, 4).  Specific times will be provided in mid-August.


Outreach360 is a leading provider of alternative break international service-learning programs, and we currently have a limited number of volunteer leadership opportunities beginning this summer in the Dominican Republic and Nicaragua. Both opportunities would be great for undergraduate or graduating Spanish Majors/Minors! Will you please share with your students or anyone you believe would be interested in these opportunities?

Camino Summer Internships - 8 or 12 Weeks (Undergraduate Students)
This summer, Outreach360 is bringing a camp experience to children in under-served areas of the Dominican Republic and Nicaragua that focuses on art, music, drama and sports. Our 8 and 12 week Caminos Interns will play an active role in designing and facilitating the camps for the children and short-term volunteers. Some other benefits of a Caminos Internship include:

  • Gain international teaching experience
  • Learn about sustainable development through education
  • Experience personal growth
  • Develop global awareness
  • Enhance your Spanish competency
  • Strengthen your leadership skills
  • Experience cultures through vibrant cultural interaction
  • Make a difference in the lives of impoverished children

For more information visit:

Six Month Volunteer Leadership Positions (Graduating Seniors)
Your role as an OLE leader will be to help lead short term service-learning volunteers (college and high school teams, families, and individuals) and to actively teach/lead in the local classrooms. Position requirements include an advanced knowledge of Spanish and fluency in English, a college degree, international travel/work experience, and leadership experience.

This is a great opportunity to gain international leadership experience while being immersed in the local culture. Air travel from the U.S. or Canada, room and board, and health insurance provided. No salary. For more information, please e-mail

Please share with any other Spanish speakers you believe may be interested! Volunteering with Outreach360 is also a  great opportunity for professionals, and for families. Please reply to this note if you are interested in receiving details via e-mail about any of our international volunteer opportunities!

Latin American, Caribbean, and Latino Studies Certificate

The Certificate guidelines are on the FC LACLS website:

The certificate application can be downloaded from that web page. To earn a FCLACLS Certificate, students must complete successfully a minimum of eight one-semester courses selected from five different areas; fulfill a specified language requirement; and achieve at least a grade of “B” in the minimum number of courses taken towards the Certificate. Courses may be taken at any of the campuses but must be approved in advance by the student's home-campus adviser for the program. Completed applications for the Certificate must be signed by the home campus adviser, who will bring the application to the Five College LACLS Council meeting in April.

If you have addition questions please contact Professor Del Moral of American Studies.

Interested in Study Abroad?

Important meeting for all current and prospective Spanish majors and students interested in Study Abroad

When:  4:30 P.M. - September 23, 2015


The Spanish Department has scheduled an important meeting for all Spanish majors, prospective majors and students who plan to study abroad.  Faculty members will be available to answer questions about:

  1. Spanish major requirements
  2. Study abroad, approved programs, courses that count toward major requirements, etc.
  3. Comprehensive Exam, Foundational Texts and strategies for answering exam questions, etc.

Please plan to attend!!  Refreshments will be served.


Barrett Hall