Hispanic Studies Explore your passion

A Solid Foundation

The Hispanic Studies program strives to develop effective communication, critical thinking, imaginative inquiry, and community engagement in student’s preparation for life in a global society. Hispanic Studies is committed to delivering high-quality courses in a wide breadth of areas and seeks to expose students to the language and cultures of Spain and the Americas with classes at all levels conducted in Spanish. To prepare for life in a global society, faculty encourage students to engage in cultural and social activities in communities beyond our campus, and serve as strong role models by continually expanding their own instruction, research, and scholarship.

Hispanic Studies Minor for the Health Professions

Opportunities to Explore

The Hispanic Studies program at IWU emphasizes hands-on experience.

Study Abroad

A minimum of one semester of study abroad in a Spanish-speaking country is required for the major and highly recommended for the minor.

Honor Society

Sigma Delta Pi, the National Collegiate Hispanic Honor Society, honors those who demonstrate a love of Hispanic studies and outstanding academic achievement in that field.

Student Campus Engagement

Continue your passion for Spanish-speaking and Latin American cultures by joining a student organization such as Spanish And Latino Student Association (SALSA) or Spanish Club.


Internships are a great opportunity for students to get practical experience.

Grants & Research

Discover research and honors opportunities during your undergraduate years, and graduation work opportunities.

After Graduation

Have you ever wondered what your college major should be for a Language career?