Faculty and StaffOur faculty, like Dr. Inés Arribas, are committed to ensuring that our students succeed during their time in the program and beyond.
Why Study Spanish?About 45 million people in the US and some 450 million people in the world speak Spanish in twenty-one nations and allied territories.
Enhance Educational and Professional OpportunitiesThere is a crucial demand for Spanish speakers in many fields, including medicine, law, business, the arts, government, and education.
Beyond the LanguageWe aim to provide students with a greater understanding of the richness and diversity of Hispanic culture and its profound global impact.
Spanish language proficiency is more than just a college course requirement. Spanish is the fastest growing language in our hemisphere, with more than 52 million Spanish speakers in the United States alone. At Bryn Mawr College, students are challenged to go beyond traditional language instruction and gain a greater understanding of the richness and diversity of Hispanic culture and its profound global impact.
Our courses draw upon an abundant and complex cultural legacy that includes Spanish, Latin American and Latino authors, thinkers, filmmakers, literary genres, political figures and movements. They provide solid preparation and practice in spoken and written Spanish, supplemented with cultural exploration. Most courses are taught exclusively in Spanish.
Many of our advanced courses are cross-listed with departments and programs such as Comparative Literature, Italian, History of Art, Film Studies, and Gender and Sexuality. We work closely with the Spanish department at Haverford College as well as offer an interdisciplinary Bryn Mawr program of study in Latin American, Iberian and Latina/o Studies (LAILS). LAILS expands the examination of society and culture beyond literature in a program that is open to all students of cooperating departments.
Bryn Mawr Spanish program graduates are successful journalists, social workers, state and federal government employees, lawyers, doctors, bankers, and teachers, with an education that provides a foundation for any field of interest.