Why Major in Spanish?

According to the Census Bureau, by 2050, the U.S. population will be 47% white, 28% Hispanic, 13% black and 8% Asian-American. By 2060, close to one in three U.S. residents will be Hispanic with today's multicultural population increasingly being born in the U.S. rather than abroad. Obtaining a BA in Spanish provides students with the language skills and understanding needed for careers in teaching, translation, interpretation, social work, health care, bilingual and foreign services.

Alumni Spotlight

Katie Bubb graduated from Eastern in May 2016 with degrees in Spanish and Entrepreneurial Studies. She currently works for the Ministerio de Educacion, Cultura, y Deporte of Spain as a language assistant in a bilingual school in Cordoba. Her job includes working alongside bilingual teachers to help them guide students in their English materials in subjects like Biology, History, Physics, Mathematics, and Music. She also works as a language and cultural amabssador of the U.S., preparing a variety of presentations and activities for students that teach them about American culture, holidays, and celebrations.

“Overall, this past year has been a very realistic practice of trusting in God's sovereignty and plan for my life. Much of this experience left me with moments of uncertainty, which at at times has been very challenging. I miss the Eastern community tremendously, but without a doubt I can say that my time there and the relationships I built with my professors prepared me for any adventure God has planned for me!”

Katie Bubb
Class of 2016
Ministerio de Educacion, Cultura, y Deporte of Spain

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