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Spanish, Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #901 (ARWU) North Adams, MA, United States
The Spanish program at Williams College explores the historical and political context of the material, and provide both theoretical and cultural frames of reference for study. Students thus have the opportunity to explore a vast range of disciplines, periods, genres and cultures in the small, student-centered classes for which Williams is known.
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The Spanish program at Williams College has graduates that have gone on to secure prestigious Fulbright teaching and research grants in Latin America and Spain, and many have used their linguistic and cultural training as they pursue careers in fields including law, health care, journalism, labor and community organizing, education, and doctoral degrees in various fields.


Upon graduation, Spanish majors should have achieved the following objectives:

  • Demonstrate advanced proficiency in spoken and written Spanish.
  • Demonstrate the ability to read critically, interpret analytically, speak persuasively, and write coherently about both visual and verbal texts produced in the Spanish-speaking world.
  • Demonstrate familiarity with methodological approaches in the study of literary and cultural texts, such as close reading, socio-historical contextualization, and literary and cultural theory.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of literary and cultural traditions, such as major movements, writers, and works of the Spanish-speaking world, focusing on at least one and ideally multiple traditions: Latin American, Spanish and US/Latin@ cultures.
  • Demonstrate the skills necessary for scholarly research and writing in the Humanities.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Elementary Spanish
  • Intermediate Spanish
  • Upper Intermediate Spanish
  • Advanced Spanish Grammar and Conversation
  • Spanish in Action: Advanced Communication & Culture for Everyday Life
  • Advanced Composition and Conversation
  • The Spanish Labyrinth

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

  • Common Application, Coalition Application, or QuestBridge Application
  • Early Decision Agreement Form (Early Decision applicants ONLY)
  • SAT or ACT
  • School Report
  • Counselor Recommendation
  • Two Teacher Recommendations

Tuition Fee

  • International

    56970 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 56970 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    56970 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 56970 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for North Adams

  • 876 - 1820 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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