For majors and non-majors alike, the Spanish Houses provide an additional opportunity to practice and learn Spanish in an everyday setting. You can get an on-line application to live there by clicking here.
Reed has a number of exchange programs for students interested in off-campus study. Students who are interested in these programs are encouraged to meet with their faculty adviser and the off-campus program director to develop a study plan. Several of the formal options are listed here. Students in good academic standing who are approved by the faculty for participation in these programs are able to use their financial aid and are registered as regular students at the College.
Reed offers study abroad opportunities in Spanish at two different colleges:
The University of Costa Rica
This program gives students an opportunity to study both the Spanish Language and the cultures of Latin and Central America and to take courses at the University of Costa Rica in a chosen field. Students majoring in biology have found interesting courses in ecology and marine sciences at the University.
Universidad San Francisco De Quito (Ecuador)
USFQ is a relatively new, private university founded in 1988 in Quito, the capital city of Ecuador. It has much in common with Reed in its size (1200 students) and dedication to the intellectual development of its students. The curriculum offers courses in sciences, humanities and social sciences with courses of particular interest to Reed students in Latin American history and literature and environmental biology.
More useful links from Reed's International Programs Office
For more information about study abroad opportunities contact Paul DeYoung
The Spanish house hosts a weekly spanish table in Commons for all those interested in practicing their Spanish and getting together with other students who are interested in Spanish language and hispanic culture. All are welcome – look for the "mesa española" sign in Commons.
Grupos de conversación: students in the first and second-year language courses meet weekly with the language scholar to practice speaking Spanish in a small group setting. Topics under discussion vary from week to week and have ranged from cultural and political topics to "piccionario." Second-year students meet with the language scholar for their conversation groups during the fall semester; first-year students meet with the language scholar during the Spring semester.
Student career and graduate school information
Visit Career Services for general information and resources on graduate and professional school and other career exploration, internship, and job search tools.
Log into Career Services' IRIS to find out what Reed Spanish majors go on to do by searching the alumni directory by major.