Alumni of the Spanish program have made a difference in the lives of people around the world.
The USC Upstate Spanish program opens news worlds of opportunity. The Spanish program aims to teach communication in Spanish, to provide knowledge and understanding of Hispanic cultures, to build multilingual communities, to draw comparisons between various cultural and linguistic systems, and to expand our students’ educational experience by connecting Spanish with other disciplines in the University and with people and careers at home and around the world. Students who complete the Spanish major gain cultural competence, leadership skills, cultural sensitivity, and the ability to communicate with speakers of Spanish in their own language.
Spanish majors are prepared for a competitive global marketplace, particularly in view of the international nature of the Upstate community and the growing Hispanic population in the United States, home of the world's second largest Spanish-speaking population. Demand for translators and interpreters is expected to grow by 40 percent in the coming years, and our Spanish majors can be part of the bridge between businesses, health care providers, educators, non-profit services, and the multilingual communities they serve.
Alumni of the Spanish program have joined the Peace Corps and made a difference in the lives of people around the world, become certified teachers in South Carolina, moved to Spain or Latin America to teach English, or earned positions in training, human resources, communications, management, and other areas within international corporations that needed people to bridge English-speaking and Spanish-speaking communities, locally and in global markets. Students who earn a double-major in Spanish and business, criminal justice, nursing, psychology, non-profit administration, child advocacy studies, informatics, education, or engineering technology management make themselves more competitive and more ready to become future leaders in any career they choose.
¿Hablas español en casa? ¿Te gustaría aprender más sobre tu cultura y el mundo hispánico? ¿Buscas perfeccionar tu español oral o escrito? ¿Quieres estudiar en el extranjero? ¿O tal vez te interesa aprender sobre la traducción y la interpretación para carreras médicas o legales? ¿Te gustaría participar en actividades sin fin de lucro con líderes comunitarios? Aprovecha de muchas oportunidades para desarrollar liderazgo.