Modern languages programs
Read program requirements and course descriptions in the undergraduate catalog:
B.A. Modern Language Education
Visit the Department of Modern Languages online.
Facilities and resources
In your junior or senior year you'll have the chance to study in residence in a country or community of Spanish speakers, or to take part in an immersion program. Rivier has partnered with the Center for International Educational Exchange (CIEE) to provide a variety of academic opportunities abroad for students to develop their fluency in a foreign language and their understanding of other countries.
The newly renovated and expanded Regina Library offers 91,000 volumes and access to more than three million volumes in 12 area libraries, including foreign language publications. You will learn from professors who are native speakers or have bilingual fluency and extensive experience living and traveling abroad.
Jobs and internships
Students who master Spanish as their second (or third) language can expect to have virtually unlimited career opportunities—in business, law, government, education, and healthcare settings. Students in the Spanish program complete a 100-hour community service internship with local agencies serving the Hispanic community, while modern language education students spend time observing mentor teachers in high school and middle school settings long before their senior year student teaching experience.