Spanish

Don’t just study Spanish, live it.

Through a comprehensive study of Spanish language and literature, majors in Spanish acquire linguistic skills and invaluable knowledge of Hispanic culture. Both majors and minors in Spanish are challenged to strive for higher levels of proficiency. Through a systematic study of grammar, literature, culture and history of the Spanish speaking world, students will graduate with skills in Spanish that will serve them well in their pursuit of employment of graduate studies. Students minoring in Spanish are strongly encouraged to seek institutional funding to travel abroad and study in a Spanish speaking country or participate in an Ozarks Abroad class and trip experience to Spanish speaking Central or South America or Spain.

Ozarks Abroad class, The Colombian Amazon: Culture, History and Tropical Ecology, culminates in adventure to the Amazon.

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Meghan embraces ‘Pura Vida’ lifestyle of Costa Rica.

Although I joined the Spanish program very late, I’m still able to graduate on time because Dr. Clary was so willing to work with me. He mentioned that I had to have an immersion experience and immediately started helping me with the process. An immersion experience that lasts longer than 6 weeks is required for the major. Going through USAC, the University Studies Abroad Consortium, I was able to travel to Heredia, Costa Rica to live with a host family and attend classes. I took small-sized classes with other American students, including an Intermediate Spanish class, Conversation, Composition, and a Latin American Culture class. Although the academic part of the experience was enriching, the most life-changing part of my experience was definitely living with a host family. My host family was so wonderful, and my host mom even taught me how to cook Costa Rican food.

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Mansur ready to put her Spanish degree to work

Meghan Mansur had never traveled outside the United States before she enrolled at University of the Ozarks. Now the soon-to-be graduate is a seasoned traveler who can't wait to begin her professional career abroad.

Clary to present paper, chair panel at Latin American Studies conference

University of the Ozarks Associate Professor of Spanish Dr. Bill Clary will present a paper at the Latin American Studies Association (LASA) Congress, scheduled for May 21-24 in Chicago.

Ozarks graduate headed for Columbia to study Spanish

Columbia, Missouri, that is. Shayla Morrow, who graduated this spring from U of O, has been accepted into the graduate program at the University of Missouri at Columbia for the fall to begin studying for her Master's degree in Spanish literature.