About: Spanish

From day one, the Siena Heights Spanish program strives to speak Spanish. Students will spend as much time as possible using the target language.

We do this by removing grammar lecture from the classroom thus allowing more time for activities. Students can see the kinds of videos that we use here

We work closely with academic advisors so that students can pair a Spanish minor/major with a business major or a communications major to name a few. After completing intermediate Spanish, students have the option to spend three months living with a Costa Rican host family while attending Veritas University in San Jose, Costa Rica. While abroad, students live with families, travel on the weekends, and take five classes (three Spanish classes and two electives). 

Program Info


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Meet Siena


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Nate Adams

Theater major; movie reviewer; Adrian Campus

Faculty & Staff

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Gail A. Ryder

Associate Professor of Humanities


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Tony Nettles, '09

BAS Graduate: Public Safety Studies; Police and Fire Background; Lansing Center