Valparaiso en Español: ¡Habla, disfruta, vive y conoce!


From day one, use only Spanish to communicate actively in a variety of dynamic and challenging classes on engaging topics including: human rights, the Spanish Civil War, Latin America through the arts, social conflicts and more. Discuss Spanish civilization through architecture, collaborate on a Spanish language newspaper or an original play, and engage in debates on contemporary issues.


Immerse yourself in Hispanic cultures beyond the classroom through exciting events. Celebrate Hispanic holidays and festivities with authentic ethnic meals; travel to Chicago each year to see a play or museum exhibition; experience Latin rhythms through music and dance.



Live your passion for the Spanish language and Hispanic cultures. Serve the local Spanish-speaking community by tutoring children through the Compass Learning.  Interact with native speakers from Ecuador and beyond through informal conversation partnerships.



Discover new countries and cultures through Spanish at Valpo! Immerse yourself in the cultural richness of the most spoken second language in the U.S., combining your major in Spanish with many others that will open up innumerable career paths. Enjoy the stories of students who have lived abroad. Take the opportunity of a lifetime and study abroad to explore new countries — Mexico, Costa Rica, Spain and Chile are waiting for you!

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