About the Spanish Program
U.S. census data show that the Hispanic population of the United States has increased by 50% since 1990. Government projections place the total Hispanic population at 73,055 people, or 20% of total the U.S population by the year 2030.
Spanish as a second or a third language in the future could prove to be a requirement, or give an added edge when pursuing a career in business, government, communication, the foreign service, social work, education, journalism, travel & tourism, translation & interpretation, science & technology, and international relations.
In addition to its career benefits, studying Spanish will allow you to explore a whole new world of travel in México, Central and South America, Spain and the Caribbean, meeting new people and enjoying new experiences.
The Department of Languages and Literature offers a Spanish major and a Spanish minor. Drury University Study Abroad offers a year-round study abroad program in Granada, Spain and various short term summer programs in Spain, Mexico, and Central and South America that vary year by year.
General Language References
- Spanish Tourism’s Official YouTube Channel
- Spain Official Tourism Website
- Madrid Events and Tourism Website
- El País Online News
- Spanish Television Online
- Amazon Watch
- Chile Tourist Office
- Costa Rica Tourist Office
- El Comercio (Lima)
- El Universal (Mexico City)
- Lonely Planet: Latin America
- Machu Picchu, Peru
- Pachamama Alliance
Apps for Mobile Devices:
- Wordreference: Spanish-Language dictionary (iPhone, Android, Windows Phone)
- *Viber: Free texting and calls to anyone in the world with this app (iPhone, Android, Windows Phone)
- *WhatsApp: Free texting to anyone in the world with this app (iPhone, Android, Windows Phone)
- Duolingo: Free language-learning app that tests vocab, grammar, reading, writing, and listening skills (iPhone, Android)
*Especially recommended for students studying or traveling abroad