Students studying Spanish at Carthage have many opportunities to enrich their education.

Student Organizations

Carthage Spanish students can get involved in a number of student organizations dedicated to putting what’s learned in the classroom into practice. Join Mi Gente, Alpha Mu Gamma, the International Friendship Society, and more!

See Spanish student organizations

Mesa Española: The Spanish Lunch Table

During the weekly Spanish Lunch Table, students chat in Spanish with each other, professors, and Target Language Experts.


January Term is a month-long period of study in January in which all academic departments at Carthage offer innovative courses on campus and study tours in other countries. Recent Spanish J-Term offerings include:

  • Spain: Intensive Language Study: A three-week study tour to Spain where students expand their knowledge of the Spanish language and culture. Students enjoy numerous and diverse excursions, participate in language exchanges with Spaniards, and attend cultural events (dance lessons, cooking lessons, etc.).
  • The Spanish Civil War: An on-campus course studying the war’s origins and consequences.
  • Spanish Intensive Encounter: An on-campus opportunity to deepen one’s knowledge of the Spanish language and culture, focusing primarily on oral communication. Students are exposed to Spanish-speaking cultures and deepen their skills to communicate in the Spanish language. Students present on matters of culture, debate topics such as immigration, listen to programs on Latinx issues, converse with native speakers across the globe, and learn about art. 
  • Spanish Language Immersion in Costa Rica: A three-week study tour to Costa Rica. Students study Spanish, live in a homestay with a Costa Rican family, and visit several national parks on weekends. 

Learn more about J-Term at Carthage

Study Abroad

All modern language majors must study abroad for at least one term. Carthage offers courses prior to traveling abroad that prepare students both linguistically and culturally for this experience. Students have traveled to Argentina, Chile, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Mexico, Peru, and Spain. Carthage is affiliated with several reputable institutions in order to provide our students with academically rigorous, high-quality international programs in a variety of locations around the globe.

Learn more about Study Abroad

Service Learning

Carthage offers modern language students the opportunity to utilize their language skills in a variety of settings by volunteering as language instructors, translators, tutors, and support personnel in Kenosha area schools and other organizations. Students have also volunteered in service-learning situations in other countries.

Target Language Experts

At Carthage, introductory language courses are taught by native speakers. The College hires graduate students from around the world to come to Carthage to share their language and culture. These Target Language Experts bring an energy and authenticity to modern language courses, giving students new to a language a vibrant and exciting introduction.

Learn more about the TLE Program

Modern Language Scholarship

Carthage offers two Spanish scholarships to each incoming class. The scholarships cover $27,000 per year and are renewable for four years.

Learn more about the Modern Language Scholarships