Spanish Department

The study of Spanish at Grinnell is an interdisciplinary immersion in Spanish-speaking cultures worldwide. You’ll live the language in class, at weekly tables and labs and special events, talk with visiting guests and scholars, and enjoy study-abroad and internship opportunities in Latin America and Spain. Related concentrations include Latin American studies, global development, linguistics, and Western European studies. Majors often pursue advanced degrees or careers in public health, social work, international relations, law, or bilingual education.



Clare Boerigter (’14) is the winner of the Helena Percas de Ponseti Senior Award for the Academic Year 2013-2014. This award recognizes the quality of Clare’s academic record as well as her commitment to the Department's program. 

Former Grinnell students Philip Guarco and Kathryn Jackson generously established an endowment that permits the Spanish department to recognize the achievement of a Spanish major through a yearly monetary award. The department selects a junior Spanish major taking into account the following...


  • Hora Cultural
    Spanish House (1316 Park Street)
    Tue Sep 23
    9:30 p.m
  • Rosenfield Center 224B - Livermore Dining Room
    Thu Sep 25
    11:30 a.m