• Durgin spends nine weeks in Guatemala as a Gilman Scholar

    Dec 1, 2013

    Kyle Durgin spent nine weeks studying at the Juan Sisay Spanish School in Quetzaltenango, Guatemala, supported by a Gilman Scholarship. He recorded his experience in a photo blog.

  • Six courses traveled to tropical field stations in February

    Mar 26, 2013

    Fifty-seven students joined their Cornell professors for courses in the Bahamas and Belize during block 6. Cornell courses have traveled to the Gerace Research Center in the Bahamas for years, and 2013 marked the third annual trip to a field station in Latin America.

  • Uruguayan internship leads to corporate leadership program

    May 28, 2012

    Diego Verdugo was one of only three students chosen for Principal Financial Group’s prestigious Leadership Development Program in 2012. A two-month internship with Southern Cone Group in Uruguay helped his application.

  • HAIG Lecture: Torture in Colonial Spain’s Northwestern Frontier

    Apr 12, 2012

    Anton Daughters, ACM/Mellon post-doctoral teacher-scholar fellow in anthropology, will give a lecture on April 19th titled “Torture in Colonial Spain’s Northwestern Frontier: The 1686 Case of Joseph Romero ‘Canito.’”

  • Levasseur balances medical research with cello and Spanish

    Aug 10, 2011

    Student Victoria Levasseur explains how Cornell’s unique block plan allows her to wholeheartedly pursue her varied passions.

  • Kinn completes “dream” internship with Dallas Cowboys

    Aug 9, 2011

    Andrew Kinn experienced a “dream job” with the Dallas Cowboys while still a student, thanks to his two-month Cornell Fellowship with the team. The experience helped launch his career in sports management after college.

  • Spanish department play “Botanica”

    May 1, 2011

    On May 8th, the Spanish department presents its annual play, “Botanica,” by Dolores Prida and directed by Marcela Ochoa-Shivapour.

  • Boughton takes advantage of Spanish immersion opportunities

    Apr 5, 2010

    For Bobby Boughton, majoring in Latin American Studies meant frequent travels Spanish-speaking countries, including studies and work at a Spanish language school in Guatemala.

  • Block plan enables Spanish study in Guatemala

    Mar 18, 2010

    A major benefit of Cornell’s block calendar for Spanish students is studying abroad for a month or longer any time it’s convenient while earning language course credits. Cornell’s Spanish program maintains relationships with two particular schools in Guatemala, and a number of recent students have studied at each of them.

  • Atchison travels the globe working on poverty issues

    Apr 10, 2009

    Brittany Atchison knows she will dedicate her life to addressing issues of social justice and inequality, and she already boasts a two-page resume documenting her efforts. For starters, she’s completed internships with U.S. Senator Tom Harkin in Washington, D.C. and with the grassroots organization Bread for the World in Minneapolis. She also interned with the […]

  • Zuccarelli works towards career in bilingual medicine

    Sep 22, 2008

    Britton Zuccarelli ’07 earned a full-tuition scholarship to the University of Kansas School of Medicine, and plans to eventually practice bilingual medicine with a specialization in adolescent medicine, family practice or pediatrics. As an undergraduate she majored in biochemistry and molecular biology and Spanish, with a minor in chemistry.

  • Spanish students explore Bolivia

    Jul 13, 2008

    In 2008, two Cornell courses traveled to Bolivia for nine weeks, and in 2004 students spent an entire semester in Bolivia and neighboring countries. During the trips, students hone their Spanish skills while immersed in Bolivian culture, including homestays, internships at local schools and daycares, and visits to several important cities and sites.

  • Spanish course travels to Spain

    Nov 13, 2007

    In the spring of 2006, Spain was the destination for the block-long course Peninsular Culture and Civilization led by Professor Marcela Ochoa-Shivapour. Students enjoy homestays in addition to visits to numerous cities and cultural sites, including the capital city of Madrid, the historic city of Sevilla, the Moorish Alhambra palace at Granada, the Roman Ruins […]

  • Katie Preston ’02

    Oct 27, 2007

    As a first-year, second grade teacher at a bilingual elementary school in Buckeye, AZ, Katie Preston says she relied heavily on materials and lessons from Cornell education courses to suggest changes almost immediately.

  • Anna Doherty ’05

    Sep 26, 2007

    Anna Doherty ’05 knew she would major in English and Spanish when she entered Cornell, and she planned to become a teacher.  A call to ordained ministry changed her career path, but she feels her choice of majors served her well.