Extra-curricular and professional activities that will enrich your Spanish education
En el campus:
You can use your Spanish on campus in real-life situations with the community or in social clubs. Fusión Española hosts Spanish-focused events such as Flamenco Month, theatre performances, dance classes, language tables and film events on campus and provides opportunities to explore Hispanic and Latino cultural venues in Chicago and the suburbs.
Raza Unida is the club geared toward raising awareness and celebration of Latino and Chicano themes while advocating diversity and academic excellence on campus and in society.
Sigma Delta Pi is the National Hispanic Honors Society in which high academic achievement among students in the Spanish Program is recognized by inviting students to be inducted and honored on the national level. International Club, Students in Free Enterprise, and many service opportunities also help to put students in contact with the Spanish-speaking world.
En el extranjero:
In addition to fall and winter/spring long term study abroad opportunities, Spanish program participants have recently taken advantage of three-week winter D-term course offerings to travel to Latin American or Latino-dominant destinations and earn three academic credits in accelerated courses. Destinations in 2013 include a trip to Uruguay. Additionally, students have travelled to Costa Rica and Guatemala to learn about fair trade in Mayan communities and ecotourism in Latin America.
D-term Travel-Study Courses -- Three Weeks, Three Credits
Feb. 1-28, 2014
Fusión Española, created by students of the Spanish Program and advised by Professor Alberto Fonseca and Instructor Jelena Sanchez, hosts the annual Flamenco Festival each February on North Central's campus which features dance classes, movies, lectures, food and Flamenco performance.