Spanish News

570 million total speakers. 480 million native speakers. Twenty countries. One language. Spanish is the world’s second-most-popular language, and here you’ll discover the stories of Temple students who pursue its study. Follow their paths and contact us if you have a story you feel should be shared here. Temple’s Spanish program explores the linguistics, cultures and literature of Spanish-speaking peoples. Students learn to clearly communicate in both verbal and written form a language that is growing in usage domestically and abroad at an astounding rate. Our professors prepare students for their journeys ahead with careers in translation, business, law, healthcare and much more.

Students in Temple's Latin American Studies Semester program

Students from across the university flock to the College of Liberal Arts' Latin American Studies Semester, an immersive language and culture program that culminates in a three-week trip abroad.

Image of alumni Amanda Orme

Amanda Orme (CLA ’14), double major in Spanish and International Business. Amanda also studied abroad in Oviedo, Spain during the spring semester of her sophomore year. “During my last year at Temple I interned at Samuel Shapiro & Company which handles a range of activities surrounding importing and exporting for small to medium sized businesses. Shortly after graduating I began working full time as a Global Logistics Specialist at their headquarters in Baltimore. I coordinate the international freight for companies importing to the United States.

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Brendan Conlin (CLA  ’07), Spanish Major. Mr. Conlin is Vice President of Education and Workforce Services at Congreso de Latinos Unidos, Inc., a multiservice nonprofit organization headquartered in Eastern North Philadelphia whose mission is to strengthen Latino communities through social, economic, education and health services; leadership development and advocacy. Mr. Conlin first joined Congreso in 2009 as an ESL Instructor.