Welcome! We are pleased you are considering learning Spanish at Georgia Southern University. Program faculty includes renown scholars and teachers who hail from all parts of the globe; teaching focuses on proficiency.

This site provides a guide to the main features of the Spanish program at Georgia Southern University. A wide range of information concerning most aspects of the program is included. It is intended for everyone interested in our program but will be particularly useful for students (both majors and minors) and advisors.

Please keep in mind that because of regularly changing requirements, curricula, etc., all information presented here should be verified through the University Catalog and other current publications or with faculty members. The Spanish program reserves the right to make changes as deemed necessary.

Spanish Faculty

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Dr. David Alley Teresa Buzo-Salas Linda Collins
Encarni Cruz-Jimenez Dr. Miguel Garcia Dr. Grant Gearhart
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Helena Hernández Dr. José Hidalgo
Dr. Leticia McGrath Dr. Michael McGrath
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Dr. Ángela Pinilla-Herrera Dr. Dolores Rangel Dr. Marcela Ruiz-Funes
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Christina Salhi
Mauricio Peña Sánchez
Dr. Jorge W. Suazo
Bachelor of Arts in Modern Languages
Concentration in Spanish
Minor in Spanish
Master of Arts in Spanish
Dual Enrollment in the M.A. in Spanish and M.A.T. in Spanish
Student Activities

El club de Español


The goal of Spanish club is to promote Hispanic culture. The Spanish club organizes meeting twice a month and a variety of cultural events throughout the year. Look for postings on campus and contact the Department of foreign Languages for more information.

La Mesa de Conversación


Students studying Spanish meet regularly every semester to practice Spanish in a casual setting and have fun! Look for postings on campus and check with Spanish faculty for more information.

Sigma Delta Pi


The National Collegiate Hispanic Honor Society has over 500 chapters throughout the country.

Visit the calendar on this site for dates and times of events. Also look for advertisements in the Forest Drive Building.

Last updated: 2/15/2019

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