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The Spanish club is a student organization which serves as a platform for all students and faculty interested in Spanish language, spanish-speaking countries and their cultures and societies. The club holds periodic meetigns fir tis members and also hosts cultural activiites like movie screenings, poetry readings, lectures etc.


Other Extracurricular Activities
Both USA and the City of Mobile sponsor annual International Festivals of music, dance, food and culture, and the local Hispanic community has its own Fiesta Hispana the first weekend of November. The downtown club "Exit" hosts the "Noche Latina" most Wednesday nights. Finally, the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures sponsors an annual picnic or reception in the spring for students and faculty. "Noche Latina" most Wednesday nights. Finally, the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures sponsors an annual picnic or reception in the spring for students and faculty.
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CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

 

The four skills in Spanish (listening, speaking, reading and writing), plus cultural knowledge, are a job boost (and often a pay boost) for any career. In business, law, medicine or the sciences, social work, ministry and communications, competent abilities in a second language lead to the best jobs and the best promotions, while increasing skills in, and awareness of, one's native tongue. The Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures works closely with the University of South Alabama's College of Education in preparing the foreign language educators of tomorrow. Although primary and secondary education teaching is a popular field for Spanish, it is by no means the only link. Other students opt to pursue graduate study in Spanish, leading to an M.A., M.A.T. or Ph.D. in literature, linguistics, pedagogy, Latin American studies or European studies.

Previous and current students have been accepted into graduate programs at The Pennsylvania State University, Vanderbilt University, Bowling Green University, Duke, Texas A & M, The University of Florida (Tallahassee), Arizona and New Mexico, among other schools. Some successful Spanish majors and minors from USA have pursued connections with local businesses, the Mobile Area Chamber of Commerce, and local law enforcement agencies.

Students of Spanish can also explore possibilities in translation, editing, communications, government, international relations and human resources. The Spanish section is proud of its successful alumni, a great many of whom are now high school teachers and university professors.

 
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