Overseas Study

Candidates for a minor in Spanish are strongly encouraged to spend a summer or a semester in Spanish America or Spain. 

Interested students should contact Director of International Programs and Student Services, Catharine Cashner, or the Minor Coordinator, Belkis Suarez. 

Catharine CashnerCatharine Cashner
ccashner@mtmercy.edu
Director of International Programs and Student Services
319-363-1323, ext. 1713
University Center, 240 J
Office Hours: Monday-Thursday: 8 am to 5 pm; Friday: 8 am to 4:30 pm 

 

Belkis Suarez

Belkis Suarez
bsuarez@mtmercy.edu
Minor Coordinator
Assistant Professor of Spanish
Warde 414

 

Students who participate in approved overseas study programs can earn up to 6 credits that will count toward the minor.

Upcoming Trips

Summer 2013: Mount Mercy is taking students to Costa Rica.  Students will earn 6 credits in Spanish Conversation and Culture and Civilizations.  For more information contact Belkis Suarez or Catharine Cashner

Why language connects to study abroad:

"Students in a variety of majors will find that proficiency in Spanish can make them more attractive to potential employers. Not only is Spanish an increasingly useful language in Iowa, but by studying a language, students exercise their brains in different ways. Exploring a foreign language can be a catalyst for opening up to new perspectives and learning about other cultures." ~ Catharine Cashner, director of international programs