Spanish and Latin American Studies Program


Learn a new language and become a bridge-builder, cross-cultural communicator, and citizen of the world.

With nearly half a billion speakers worldwide, Spanish is one of the most practical languages you could study. In the United States alone, one in every 10 people you meet will speak Spanish. Being bilingual will open up boundless opportunities in international business, education, public service, academia, and beyond.

During your time at Saint Mary’s, your everyday vocabulary will expand, you’ll grow familiar with the social and cultural backdrop of Latin America, and you’ll begin to appreciate the complex logical computations embedded in everyday speech. Along the way, you’ll receive plenty of personalized attention from our faculty, eager to help you succeed in your own unique way. 

Come join our vibrant language community!


Study Abroad

Mexico, Costa Rica, Argentina—with options on four continents and in over a dozen countries, Saint Mary’s offers numerous opportunities to study overseas. Find the program that’s right for you!


The Institute for Latino and Latin American Studies

Learn about our one-of-a-kind research center, which promotes and enables scholarship about Latin America and the Latinx community.