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Employers recognize that applicants, who have studied, worked, or even traveled abroad are more likely to possess the qualities in demand by the global economy such as personal maturity, courage to take risks, imagination, adaptability and self-confidence.

Preparation for Graduate School - Students who earn a B.A. in Spanish may apply for graduate school to pursue advanced studies in Spanish as either a major or minor.

International Business, Diplomacy and Law - In an increasingly global society, the ability to speak both English and Spanish provides students with marketable skills to function well in the world of international trade. Developing Spanish skills beyond the level of minimal language requirement classes greatly increases career opportunities for individuals in the areas of business, law, technology, and international relations. The global expansion of American companies creates a demand for those who are able to function and communicate effectively in international settings.

Communication - The process of learning a foreign language and understanding its embeddedness in a rich cultural and social context of diverse human efforts provides Spanish majors with a complex and comprehensive educational experience. Graduates will find an array of business related job opportunities in publishing, editing, the media, the arts, and communication.

Travel and Tourism - Mexico is, and for the past 20 years has been, the number one foreign destination for Americans. Consequently, there is a large demand for bilingual professionals in tourism and travel. Domestic Careers in Public Services - As the latest USA census data show, the number of Spanish speakers is on the rise. As a result, there is a need for college-educated people able to effectively communicate with bilingual or Spanish-speaking population in various areas of public service.

Job. A student who has completed a semester study (12-week program) with us is elegible to work in the following areas:

 

Teaching
  Elementary, middle & high school

Health Care Professions

Business
  International Business
  Banking
  Businesses with Hispanic marketing

Government
  Federal Bureau of Investigation
  Central Intelligence Agency
  Police Departments
  State and local government offices
  Immigration and Naturalization Service

Social Services
  Social Workers
  Psychology
  Case Workers

Translators
 Newspapers
Magazines
Textbooks
Legal Documents

Interpreters ( Oral Translators )
  Private Corporations
  Public Service
  Court Room
 

USA Today; Arlington, Va.; May 9, 2001

Facts about Spanish language

By Deborah Sharp

Si usted no habla español, puede quedarse rezagado (If you don't speak Spanish, you might be left behind.)

Abstract:
It's increasingly difficult to ignore the spread of Spanish in the United States. Bank ATMs offer instructions in Spanish. The Yellow Pages in many cities adds a Spanish-language insert. And Spanish is working its way into everyday use. Is there an American left who can't order fajitas with spicy jalapeños using the proper Spanish-accented flair? (Say the J like an H: fah-hee-tas, ...)

If you want to get on in today's modern world, using just English is not enough anymore.
It really pays to learn at least one more language. The obvious choice is Spanish, the next most widely spoken language globally.
By learning Spanish, you can communicate with another half billion people.
Let's look at some facts: 

Spanish is the second world language as a vehicle of international communication and the third as an international language of politics, economics and culture (1). 
About 330 million people in the world speak Spanish as their first language (2). 
The demand for Spanish courses has doubled worldwide in ten years (3). 
Spanish is the official language in 21 countries (4). 
Approximately another 100 million people speak Spanish as second language. 
In the United States 13% of the population speak Spanish as their first language (5). 
In the United States and Canada, Spanish is the most popular foreign language to learn (6). 
The Latin-American countries are experiencing constant economic growth and because of that, are becoming more important as trading partners. A number of large Latin-American countries are on the verge of signing the NAFTA (North American Free Trade Agreement), set up by the United States, Canada and Mexico. 
Given the facts above, you stand a better chance in the labor market if you speak Spanish. There are, of course, many other reasons to learn Spanish.
And don't forget that Spain is a very popular holiday destination. One more reason: Spain rose from a world ranking of 11 to 3 in only one decade, as one of the best countries in which to live(7).

(1, 2, 3, 4) Source: Instituto Cervantes.
(5, 6) Source: La Vanguardia.
(7) Source: The Economist.

 

 

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• Hispanics in the United States have the youngest average age and are the fastest growing population?

• In many service professions you will only be hired if you can speak Spanish?

• Spanish is spoken in the Americas, Europe, Africa, and parts of Asia?

• Spanish is a main language in 23 countries and is spoken by 352 million people, or by 417 million including nonnative speakers?

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