World languages are an integral part of the liberal arts education at Viterbo University. Based on American Council on Teaching Foreign Language (ACTFL) standards, we strive to offer students insights into today’s interconnected global society through community involvement, study abroad, research, and scholarly work opportunities. Academic programs include:
- Majors include: Spanish and Spanish Education
- Minors include: Interpreting Studies, Latin American and Latino/a Studies, and Spanish.
- An online Community Interpreting Certificate
- Introductory-level French, German, and Italian courses to satisfy B.A. language requirements.
- Free Spanish placements exams online and through the Academic Resource Center.
- Retroactive credits (3–12) for prior language study, upon successful completion of the course in which the student was placed.
- Publication of El Sol, a Spanish newspaper for the Viterbo and La Crosse communities.
- Spanish Club, open to all majors, minors, and students studying Spanish.
- Study abroad trips to Spain, Mexico, Peru, Argentina, Cost Rica, and other exciting destinations!
For more information, contact:
Vickie Holtz Wodzak, Ph.D.
Department Chair, Associate Professor