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Spanish Language & Culture

The Brevard Spanish Language and Culture program immerses you in Spanish and teaches you to communicate in our multi-lingual world.  You will engage in the classroom and learn from our passionate and knowledgeable professors, both at Brevard and abroad. On a trip to Costa Rica, you will put the material you have learned into action by studying at the Costa Rican Language Academy, interacting with your native host family, and exploring the culture, people, and geography of the region. Visit Brevard today to learn more about your opportunities in the Spanish Language and Culture Program!

*Students participating in the Costa Rica semester abroad are still considered fully enrolled at Brevard College and are eligible for all awarded federal and state financial aid.

Majors, Minors, and Concentrations

Brevard offers a Spanish Language and Culture Minor. Fluency in Spanish enhances almost any major at Brevard and is an excellent addition to any resume.

Experiential Opportunities
  • Complete your minor at the Costa Rican Language Academy (CRLA). During your semester of studying abroad, you’ll stay with a host family, explore the region and the culture, and take courses in Cultural Studies, Advanced Spanish, and Costa Rican Spanish.
  • In Costa Rica you’ll also be involved in a community volunteer project of your choosing. These projects have included work in public health, working with children, eco-projects, education, and community projects.
  • Go on a weekly excursion in Costa Rica to explore the local area and delve deeper into study.
  • Significantly enhance your range of communication (and resume!)  for any field of work including but not limited to education, business, criminal justice, advertising, public relations, law enforcement, immigration, or health care.
Highly Engaged Faculty

“While I was preparing for my semester abroad in Costa Rica, I was nervous about being comfortable enough with the Spanish language to ask my host family for food (among many other concerns). Senora Hoxit prepared me with a strong foundation in conversational Spanish, but she also helped me find the cheapest airfare, made sure my classes were up to expectations, and gave me great advice for international travel.”

- Brevard graduate


Associate Professor of Foreign Language