Communicating in Spanish and gaining a better understanding of the richness and diversity of Hispanic and Latino cultures and their impact on the U.S. lie at the heart of our program. To this end, all of our courses draw upon a variety of cultural material that includes Spanish, Latin American, and Latino cultures. We offer many opportunities for students to enrich their knowledge and contact with the Hispanic and Latino World: On campus, students are invited to attend the weekly Spanish Table to share a meal and speak Spanish with classmates, department instructors, and other Spanish-speaking students and instructors. Living in the Spanish House increases the opportunities for enhancing communication skills. Students have the opportunity to meet and speak with visitors representing the Spanish, Latin American, and Latino arts, journalism, literature, and film. The study of Hispanic societies and cultures continues in our off-campus programs in Argentina, Chile, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Mexico, and Spain. Students combine their knowledge of Spanish with other academic interests and internship opportunities, whether it be ethnographic fieldwork in Costa Rica, economic study in Buenos Aires, or women’s rights work in Madrid. As Spanish continues to be a very fast growing language, especially in the United States, our majors have found their proficiency in Spanish and their cultural knowledge of Spanish, Latin American, and Latino cultures very useful after graduation. Many majors have pursued careers in Public Health, Social Work, International Relations, Law, and of course, Spanish-Language Teaching and Bilingual Education.