The Spanish major is for students interested in learning Spanish, or improving their Spanish-language skills. They also explore the culture, literature, and the business practices of the world’s Hispanic sector.
Major in Spanish
Spanish majors at Hollins offers small classes in a challenging, family-like atmosphere. It’s not unusual for Spanish majors to study Spanish along with another field.
Minor in Spanish
Popular complementary majors to the minor include international business, art, biology, communication studies, and political science.
What You'll Learn
Gaining Crucial International Experience Close to Home
During her Hollins career, Hanna Strauss ’19 has studied Arabic in Oman, completed a fellowship in Qatar, and spent an entire academic term living and studying in Cuba.
But this past summer, a part of the globe – one particular continent, to be exact – came to her.
Strauss worked with the Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI), a U.S. State Department program established in 2014 to promote economic growth and prosperity and bolster democracy in Africa. Each year, YALI brings 700 young African leaders to the United States to network with one another and with the American people.
Independent Study Examples
- Researching how businesses operate in Bolivia
- Serving as a translator with a medical team in Honduras and making a documentary of the experience
- Working as translators and interpreters for refugee services
- Attending language institutes in Costa Rica, Guatemala, Mexico, and Spain for a month-long immersion course
- Volunteering to teach Spanish to first- and third-graders in elementary schools throughout Virginia
- Reading and analyzing literary works by Alejo Carpentier, Juan Goytisolo, Manuel Puig, Antonio Buero Vallejo, and Julia Navarro, among other writers