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Why Take Spanish
With such a large Latino population in the U.S and booming economies outside the U.S., there is a huge demand for Spanish-speakers in nursing, construction management, and media, among many other positions.
- Criminal Justice
- Social work
- Health professions
- International Business & Relations
- Nonprofit Organizations and Humanitarian Work
- Jobs in national or international environments
- Research (Literature, Linguistics, History, etc.)
- Music and Performing Arts
- Customer Service
- Hospitality and Tourism
- Spanish is one of the six official languages of the United Nations
- There are 22 countries in the world that list Spanish as an official language
- Spanish is spoken by 500 million people with a growing trend that will reach 600 million speakers by 2050
- In 2010, the number of people studying Spanish as a second language was amore than 20 million. -Source: Instituto Cervantes
- The U.S. has almost 40 million native spanish speakers
Skills to Gain
- Critique and examine ideas from an interdisciplinary perspective.
- Appreciate culture, history, and art from across the world.
- Express yourself creatively and with passion.
- Develop valuable skills to help in translation and interpretation.
- Dialogue with your community through meaningful service learning opportunities.