Spanish is spoken by over 400 million people around the globe and 21 countries list it as an official language. The increasing global influence of Hispanic communities and the richness and importance of the Spanish language open up an array of career opportunities. As a student in the Spanish program, you will learn the language and study Hispanic cultures, cinema, literatures and linguistics. You will gain a broader perspective on Hispanic America and Spain, and also learn about the importance of Spanish as an international language. In addition, you can complement your formal studies with a wide range of social and cultural activities (films, lectures, conferences, Spanish Club, etc.), often held in partnership with various embassies and organizations in the National Capital region. You can also complete part of your studies abroad through exchange programs at universities located in Hispanic America or Spain.