• Spanish Major


As a Spanish major, you’ll develop the language and culture skills necessary to communicate effectively in a foreign language setting and to promote intercultural understanding. You’ll learn to apply these skills in practical situations, including employment, and acquire the advanced language skills needed to pursue graduate study. You can also choose to pursue teacher licensure, which prepares you to teach K-12 Spanish.

Contact Information
Veronique Machelidon
Department Head
109 Martin Hall
(919) 760-8420
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  • Spanish students regularly conduct research with professors
  • Spanish Clubs co-sponsored farm worker awareness week
  • I did a semester in Costa Rica at La Universidad Nacional. Thats where I really learned to speak spanish

As a Spanish major at Meredith, you’ll have ample opportunities to put what you’re learning to use in a real-world context. All Spanish majors are required to participate in community-based learning, which allows you to practice your Spanish and deepen your learning through experiences with partner agencies. You can also intern with local agencies, businesses, or nonprofits. And, of course, if you’re pursuing licensure to teach Spanish, you’ll complete a field placement as a student teacher.

Study Abroad

Many Spanish majors choose to study abroad – often more than once. It’s a great way to hone your language skills, increase your independence and self-confidence, and experience a Spanish-speaking culture more deeply. Read more »

Students and Professor studying map while abroad

La Tertulia – Spanish Club

Student at Farmworker Awareness Week

Students in this club promote interest in the cultural and artistic diversity of the Spanish-speaking world by organizing events such as Farmworker Awareness Week and celebrating special customs and holidays with the campus community. Read more »

Featured Story

A love of learning about other cultures prompted Katelyn Smith to apply for the Fulbright Program. Read more »

Katelyn Smith

Carol Jablonski

Carol Jablonski

Presidential Scholar Carol Jablonski, '20, looks forward to community outreach opportunities at Meredith.

Meredith Hovis

Meredith Hovis

As a Spanish and environmental sustainability major, Meredith Hovis's decision to study abroad was life-changing.

Nicole Lawson

Nicole Lawson

Spanish and dance studies major Nicole Lawson found a way to combine her love of dance and language.