Study abroad

Spanish is Northwestern’s only major that requires a passport, as majors must spend at least one semester in a Spanish-speaking country.

Latin American Studies Program

The Council for Christian Colleges & Universities (CCCU) offers study abroad programs around the globe, including the Latin American Studies Program, which is a popular choice for Northwestern Spanish majors. Participants live with a Costa Rican family, take classes at the Spanish Language Institute in San Jose, and attend seminars that explore the many challenges facing Latin America. The LASP includes a service component and a 3-week tour of neighboring Central American countries.

Argentina, Guatemala, Mexico or Spain

If you’d prefer studying in Argentina, Guatemala, Mexico or Spain, that’s easily arranged through cooperative arrangements with other colleges. You’ll improve your Spanish language skills, tour the country, and deepen your understanding of its culture, history and role in the world today.