Bachelor On Campus


Saint Olaf College

48 months
51450 USD/year
51450 USD/year
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Students who study Spanish at Saint Olaf College,  become explorers in many dimensions. They discover, among other things, that Spanish provides not only an alternative means for expressing what we see and think, but also a cultural lens predisposing and empowering its speakers to observe and reflect in unique ways.


On looking through this lens, students diversify their perceptions of the world and multiply their opportunities for interacting with it.

 These opportunities may include experiencing the tragic ferocity of the Spanish Civil War in the pages of Sender’s Réquiem por un campesino español, serving as an interpreter for a Latino family in Northfield, teaching art to the children of imprisoned women in Quito, Ecuador, speaking to indigenous people on the shores of Guatemala’s beautiful Lake Atitlán about their struggle to preserve the land, probing the complexity of Latin American life within the mythic dimensions of García Márquez’s Macondo, debating politics with impassioned university students in Seville, Spain, or talking into the night with a roommate from Costa Rica in the Spanish House.

Whatever the channels opened — and they are countless — students who become proficient in Spanish discover that “Quien sabe dos lenguas, vale por dos.”

Overview of the Majors

In courses for the Spanish major at Saint Olaf College, students gain understanding of the diversity of the Spanish-speaking world (Spain, Latin America, and the Hispanic U.S.) through the study of literature, non-literary texts, culture, language, and linguistics. At the same time, they develop communication, critical thinking, and analytical skills.

Programme Structure

Courses Included:

  • Family and Gender Roles in Spain: 1900 to Present
  • Exploring Hispanic Literature
  • Spanish as a First and Second Language
  • Literature and Society in Spain
  • Literature and Society in Latin America

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • An official transcript from an accredited high school or equivalent. This transcript must include grades through the junior year in high school. 
    • One (two are encouraged) letter of recommendation from a teacher, preferably from a class taught in grades 10-12 in an academic subject: English, foreign language, history, social studies, mathematics, or the natural sciences.
    • An additional letter of recommendation, which may come from another individual who knows the applicant well.
    • High School Transcript
    • College Entrance Tests

Tuition Fee

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    51450 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 51450 USD per year during 48 months.
  • National

    51450 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 51450 USD per year during 48 months.

Living costs for Northfield

900 - 1400 USD /month
Living costs

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


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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