Options for Studying Abroad
While time in a classroom is foundational to learning a second language, everyday, meaningful interaction with the target culture and people is a more effective way of learning. That's why the Wheaton College Spanish major requires academic study, normally 8-10 credit hours, in a Spanish-speaking country of your choice. You may choose to study for a semester or year abroad or participate in a summer program with approved programs that Wheaton does not offer.
The Spanish department is committed to providing you with the coursework and experiences needed to complete the major. Each summer, groups of 20-35 students head off to Spain (even-numbered summers) or Latin America (odd-numbered summers). In addition to a rigorous academic experience, you'll have the opportunity to visit many sites of historic and cultural importance in the company of Wheaton professors who help you process the material you're learning, all the while keeping issues of faith in the forefront.