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Marisa Pereyra, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Global Languages and Cultures
610-647-4400 ext. 3454
mpereyra@immaculata.edu

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Program Overview

Have you ever wanted to master a second language? Immaculata's Global Languages and Cultures Department can help break down the barriers of communication between you and the world.  

In an ever-tightening job market and an ever-expanding global economy, being proficient in English just isn't enough. Fluency in Spanish opens up a range of interesting careers and makes you more competitive in an international market, where knowledge of languages and cultures is vital. International job applicants who are proficient in at least two languages will be at a distinct advantage in the worldwide marketplace.

Program Highlights

Every summer, Immaculata sponsors a study abroad program at Kukulcan Spanish Language School in Cuernavaca, Mexico. In three weeks of intensive immersion, you can earn six credits that transfer to Immaculata as SPAN 101-102, or SPAN 201-202, or SPAN 335-303. The program includes excursions and visit to sites related to your area of interest, such as schools, hospitals, and courts. 

Immaculata University also co-sponsors study abroad programs at universities in Australia, Austria, England, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Mexico, Scotland, Spain, and Wales. By studying abroad, you may earn credits toward graduation while immersing yourself in another culture and improving your own language proficiency.

Immaculata offers various foreign language honor societies and student organizations.

Here at Immaculata you can even continue your study and earn a Master of Arts in Cultural and Linguistic Diversity, with a concentration in either Bilingual Studies or Teaching English as a Second Language. Depending on your personal interests, you can design a program of study which best serves your individual needs.

Career Potential

As a graduate of this program, you will have many unique job opportunities because of your bilingual abilities. Careers in industry (fashion, food, health care, manufacturing, etc.), government, teaching, banking and commerce, human resource management, law, international affairs, social services, intercultural communication, and hospitality are just some of the many career possibilities open to the global language graduate. Knowing another language will give you an edge in any field you choose!

Curriculum

View the course sequence sheet for the B.A. in Spanish.

Immaculata also offers a variety of minors to help you in specific professions:

  • Spanish for Criminal Justice—a combination of classes in language, culture, and law enforcement, preparing you to represent the growing Hispanic population as they interact with the judicial system.
  • Spanish for Medical Personnel—a minor that familiarizes you with language, culture, and medical practices, equipping you to contribute to better health outcomes for Hispanic patients.
  • Spanish for Nutrition and Dietetics—integrates the study of cultural psychology with the history and techniques of Latin American cuisine, and how culinary traditions shape ethnic identities.
  • Spanish for the Teaching Profession—a set of courses in language, culture, and education that will enable you to support Hispanic children who speak English as a second language.

Internships

We encourage you to do an internship that gives you the practical experience you need to be successful in the job market. There are also business and community outreach opportunities where you can begin networking in preparation for your career. 

For more information on internship opportunities, please speak to your advisor or the Office of Career Development.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of our programs in global languages and cultures and in international business global language, students will:

  1. Demonstrate a knowledge of and an appreciation for the language and culture of peoples other than their own by means of a program of integration and cooperation for the purpose of better human relations and world peace
  2. Respond to the challenges of globalization facing our contemporary society through the ability to interact with the world community and be prepared with specialized cultural and linguistic training to assume careers in business and industry in the global marketplace, in government and social service work, in libraries and translation, and in education
  3. Integrate and synthesize their foreign language experience with business, education, political science and other disciplines within the liberal arts
  4. Demonstrate a basic knowledge of the language and content of the great works of ancient and modern authors in their historical setting, recognizing that this heritage impacts the present and future

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1145 King Road, Immaculata, PA. 19345 p. 610-647-4400 or call toll-free: 1-877-42 TODAY
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