World Languages


Spanish at Viterbo

Spanish is no longer considered a foreign language in the U.S., and many service providers, corporations, and government institutions require or prefer professionals that are culturally competent and have practical knowledge of the language.

Viterbo University’s Spanish program provides the language and cultural skills that prepare students for this global job market. More than just speaking and writing, Viterbo’s Spanish program allows students to explore the culture of Latin America and Latinos with a focus on social justice. Viterbo’s World Languages and Cultures department develops these skills as a community, inside and outside of the classroom. Faculty support and facilitate study abroad experiences, and internship opportunities, which allow students to experience other cultures from a global perspective.

Apply or plan a visit today to get started on your education and career in Spanish.

Program Highlights

  • 100 percent placement rate
  • Active Spanish club
  • Community internship opportunities
  • Small class sizes that facilitate close interactions with faculty
  • Study abroad experiences in Mexico, Latin America, and Spain
  • Summer research opportunities


Featured Alumni

I speak Spanish every day. And I learned Spanish at Viterbo from faculty who are native speakers from three different countries. Viterbo is a place where the faculty wants students to do well and they enable us to do so.”

Emily Rose '12  
Spanish Teacher, Aquinas High School
Catholic Charities

Career Examples

  • Immigration specialist
  • International lawyer
  • Journalist
  • Librarian
  • Public relations specialist
  • Secondary school teacher
  • Spanish teacher
  • Translator

Graduate Schools/Employers of Alumni

  • Catholic Charities
  • The Network in Solidarity with the People of Guatemala
  • University of Boston
  • University of Mexico
  • University of Milwaukee
  • Wisconsin Dells School District