Why Choose Nazareth for Spanish?

The Spanish degree program at Nazareth College is an immersive experience. Study abroad is required of all language majors. Our program is in Valencia, Spain in collaboration with the Institute of Spanish Studies in Valencia. While abroad, students gain proficiency in the language and grow from the multicultural experience of living and studying in a foreign country.

Back at home, students also have an opportunity to do service learning work with Spanish-speaking migrant communities through our course Border Cultures: Mexico and the United States.

At the heart of the Spanish program is the Casa Hispana, a lively place where students and community members enjoy films, conversation, art exhibitions, and a variety of events relating to the culture of Spain and the Latin American countries. The Casa also houses the offices of the Spanish program faculty, a library, and classrooms.

Program Highlights

  • In addition to Valencia, Nazareth College has study abroad programs in Chile and Peru.
  • Award-winning faculty; small classes.

Typical Class Schedule


Contact Information

Spanish major, Spanish degree program, foreign language major, Spanish language, Nazareth College NY

Alumni Spotlight: Kristin Keefe de Thouars '94

“I chose Nazareth because I wanted fluency, and I got it. The foreign languages department gave me so much more than just a solid foundation in languages. It was also my first taste of a real multi-lingual and multi-cultural work environment.”

Example Careers/Outcomes

  • Translator
  • ESL teacher
  • Historian
  • Bilingual professional
  • Tour guide
  • Travel writer

Internships/Field Experiences

  • In the last 10 years alone, 10 Spanish majors and minors have received prestigious U.S. Junior Fulbright Awards from the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Program, sponsored by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, to teach English in countries such as Colombia, Venezuela, Argentina, and Spain.

Graduate Schools/Employers

  • Villanova University
  • University of North Carolina at Pembroke
  • Fairfax County Public Schools, VA
  • A.P. Moller—Maersk Group, Copenhagen, Denmark