Expand your career opportunities and enjoy the advantages of being bilingual with Mount Mercy University’s Spanish program — ¡para todos los estudiantes!

Earning a minor in Spanish at Mount Mercy University gives you a solid cultural foundation and the communications skills you’ll need to reach your goals. With the United States’ — and Iowa’s — Spanish-speaking population growing, the ability to speak Spanish is a desirable asset to employers. Human resources, education, nursing, criminal justice and marketing are just a few professions where bilingual employees are in high demand.

Mount Mercy's Spanish minor is based on the Standards for Foreign Language Learning. Students who minor in Spanish take a variety of engaging courses, including Writing and Composition, Conversation, Culture and Civilization, and Introduction to Hispanic Literature. Upon completion, students are able to:

  • Communicate effectively in Spanish
  • Understand the cultures of Spanish speakers
  • Connect Spanish with other majors
  • Make informed comparisons of language and cultures

Mount Mercy also cultivates your international interests through Spanish Club, study abroad opportunities, service projects and International Club where you can practice speaking Spanish with members of Mount Mercy’s international student population.

Interested in ESL? Our minor in English as a Second Language (ESL) prepares you to work and communicate with people of diverse backgrounds. It is offered as a standalone minor or as a teaching endorsement for Education majors.

What our students say…

"Knowing another language helps us understand the world as a whole and broaden our horizon as individuals."

Mariah Cary, public relations major

"Learning another language teaches perseverance and that there is more than one way to solve a problem. It gives the individual the drive to keep expanding one's knowledge."

Danny Wayson, psychology major

"Knowing another language opens you up to a whole new perspective. You are able to think differently and work your mind in ways it never did before."

Stephanie Khairallah, marketing major

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