You’ll find Hastings College alumni with Spanish degrees teaching in Headstart programs, starting their own companies, working for businesses and organizations, and sharing their passion for Spanish with students and communities at all levels.

Fine-tune your skills at home and abroad

Opportunities to fine-tune your language skills include exciting study abroad programs — through one of our exchange arrangements and during one of our unique two-week exploratory blocks. 

As you gain experience, your fluency in and familiarity with Spanish and its related spoken and written dialects will expand, as will your understanding of cultural experiences. You’ll be ready to enter the workplace with real-world (and very marketable!) language skills.

Create your furture

See for yourself how we tailor your education to your talents and your goals. Schedule a visit and we’ll demonstrate how Hastings will inspire you to reach your potential, or if you’re a high school senior, apply today.

Go further with a Hastings education

Thanks to our small class sizes (most have fewer than 20 students!), and a student-to-faculty ratio of 12:1, you’ll work closely with faculty and your advisor to complete your degree in four years. In fact, most students who graduate from Hastings do so in four years!

Our block-style semester structure means you’ll take just one or two classes at a time — which really lets you focus more intently on each class. It also lets faculty devote more time to every student because they’re only teaching one or two classes in a block!

Graduate with experience

At Hastings, Spanish majors expand their understanding of the world by studying abroad and participating in internships. Many take advantage of additional experiences and insight that help advance career options. What does all this mean? You’ll graduate from Hastings ready to succeed.

Along your path, you’ll appreciate the stepping stones of teaching, counseling, inspiring, supporting and guiding from our engaged faculty. It’s an experience that’s true to Hastings College, and you won’t find it anywhere else.

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All the extras aren't extra

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No-cost study abroad — During your second year on campus, you’ll spend a transformational two-week block studying abroad. And thanks to donors, you’ll experience this at no additional cost. France, Ireland, Peru, Spain, Honduras, the United Kingdom…where will you go?

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Books included — Afraid of a $400 textbook? No more! We’ve eliminated the high cost of text books by working with our bookstore to provide all required textbooks. This will save you $1,000 or more each year.

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iPad Pro + Apple Pencil — We’ll set you up with an iPad Pro and Apple Pencil — and help you learn how to best incorporate these tools into your studies. From digital notes (that you’ll never lose!) to pictures of lab setups, professors and students find creative, new ways to use this perfect combination of technology and teaching every semester!

Get involved beyond the Spanish classroom

  • Alpha Chi (Academic Honor Society)

In addition to Alpha Chi, there’s always something to do at Hastings. Student clubs, service learning, Greek life, recreation and more make Hastings a great campus for student life.

Find scholarships for Spanish majors

Your high school achievements can both fuel and fund your success at Hastings. We offer a range of generous and renewable academic scholarships based on your GPA and test scores. Plus, talent scholarships for everything from speech (forensics) to the arts to athletics are available. Every student receives at least $11,000 in scholarships (but most receive more!).

First employers for recent graduates

  • Sojern
  • TD Ameritrade
  • Hastings Middle School
  • Hastings Public Library
  • Columbus Public Schools

Success in Spanish

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Cultural immersion on the Camino de Santiago

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