The Spanish Program believes strongly in the Study Abroad program for our majors, minors and for any other students taking Spanish. The experience of studying and living in a Spanish-speaking country enhances students’ understanding of the native culture while improving their language skills. Majors and minors are encouraged to study abroad for a semester, a year, or the summer. The Department will make sure that students’ course work is equivalent to the courses taken at Montclair State so that credits are earned in the major or minor at the same time that students enjoy the experience of studying in another country.
Montclair State offers a number of programs for students, as indicated below:
Montclair State University also refers students to many programs in Spain, Central America, and South America through the ISA (International Study Abroad or CEA (Cultural Experiences Abroad)
Latin American and Latino Studies Program
Study abroad is strongly recommended, although is not a requirement. Arrangements for students interested in this option will be made through the Global Education Center. As many as four courses, excluding language instruction, may be used from the study abroad experience to complete the LALS minor. However, all course work must be carefully selected with an LALS advisor, methods of evaluation must be agreed upon, and LALS 401 (Capstone Course in Latin American and Latino Studies) must be taken after the study abroad experiences.