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Major Areas of Study: SPANISH

Student Opportunities


Recent internships for Spanish students include:

  • English Teaching Assistantship, Universidad de Castilla La Mancha UCLM, Spain. This paid, year-long assistantship involves teaching English to professors, administrative staff and students of UCLM. Each Lecturer will be assigned a faculty advisor that will be in charge of helping the Lecturer organize his/her classes and of offering any teaching advice.
  • The Modern Language department assists students seeking paid or volunteer internships in Hispanic countries through various agencies and organizations.


  • Students may arrange independent research projects (1-3 credit hours) to be conducted in Spanish.
  • Senior seminar research projects center on a specific area of Hispanic literature, culture, or international business. Research writing and methodology are emphasized. Results are presented in an oral expose and a written paper. Students are encouraged to produce a paper that can be presented at national conferences.


Phi Sigma Iota is an honorary society for Muskingum students who excel in the study of languages, recognizing outstanding ability and high standards of students and faculty of foreign languages, literatures and cultures. It is the highest academic honor in the field of foreign languages. Phi Sigma Iota has initiated over 60,000 members since its foundation in 1917, and it has created and supports numerous scholarship programs.


The Modern Language Department employs approximately ten language students as language lab assistants annually, including one student lab manager. In addition, the department employs a student assistant.

Study Abroad Toledo


Muskingum University has an exchange program with the Blas Pascal University in Córdoba, Argentina and Universidad de Castilla La Mancha in Spain. Each year, Muskingum students may enroll for a semester or an academic year as full-time students in any of these universities.

As part of May term, 2009, a group of Muskies is currently in Córdoba, Argentina for a four week intensive Spanish Program.

(Visit the Study Abroad website to learn more about the many exciting opportunities for travel and study open to all Muskingum students.)

Student Stories

  • Spanish major Kirsten Battaglia (’13) is studying at the Universidad Blas Pascal (UBP) in Argentina. She will spend a whole semester abroad. She is enrolled in intensive Spanish language and culture courses, as well as electives of their choice.

  • Majors Hope Walton ('09) and Lucas Pattison ('10) were accepted into the English Teaching Assistantship Program at the Universidad Castilla la Mancha for the 2010-2011 academic year. Hope has been placed in the Talavera de la Reina campus and Lucas has been placed in the Toledo campus. As part of their Teaching Assistant responsibilities, Hope and Lucas provide 10 to 15 hours per week of teaching and/or tutoring. They facilitate conversation practice and provide small group tutorials. In order to apply to this teaching assistantship, applicants must be proficient in Spanish.  
  • Spanish majors Laura Soper ('10) and Kirsten Sears ('10) presented their Spanish senior seminar research papers at the 22nd Annual Undergraduate Research Conference at Butler University on  April 08, 2010.


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