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Spoken by:

486 million people worldwide

Countries where Spanish is Spoken:

Argentina, Belize, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Spain, Venezuela, Uruguay, The United States

Why Study Spanish?

“Between 2010 and 2015, the share of jobs seeking Spanish speakers increased by 13 percent. Big corporations are realizing the importance of reaching a market that represents approximately 1.5 trillion annually.”
– “Lead with Spanish

“Knowing Spanish or another foreign language is valuable and can help you earn higher wages. The Economist confirmed this in their study on the bonuses of learning a second language.”
– “40 Reasons Why Learning Spanish Could Change Your Life

“By 2050, the U.S. will be the largest Spanish speaking country, according to the Association of Spanish Language Academies.”
– “15 Reasons Every American Should Learn Spanish

“The development of big startups is growing in Latin America: Clip,, CityWallet or WishBird. Big companies like Fortune 500 Startups continue to invest in the region.”
– “17 Reasons Why Studying Spanish is a Smart Decision”

Full-Time Faculty



Learn how Gabby Bates has created her degree plan to double major in Spanish and Accounting and even study abroad!

Spanish Programatic Offerings

Advising Information

Course Sequence and Advising Sheets may be downloaded by both students and Spanish advisors for using in course planning and graduation requirements.

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Spanish Digital Literary Magazine


The Arboleda literary magazine is open to Boise State students and alumni who would like to publish original literary works (poems/short stories/translations) in Spanish, and graphic arts projects related to Hispanic culture.

ARBOLEDA is born in Boise, a city famous for its parks and groves and the presence of richly diverse Hispanic cultures, with the intention of making Spanish visible as an artistic language and reclaim its presence in the community. Students and alumni of Boise State University took part in the publication under the guidance of a professor of the Department of World Languages. This first edition includes poems and original stories, written by students and alumni of the university, translations of literary texts, and lastly, it serves as a showcase for elaborate creative works of Spanish classes and culture offered by the Department of World Languages at Boise State University.

If you are interested in contributing to the magazine’s next edition, please contact:

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Spanish Club

The Boise State Spanish Club is open to anyone who desires to practice the Spanish language in order to communicate in academic, social or professional disciplines.

The club seeks to develop multicultural friendship ties with the Spanish speaking world through various seminars, workshops, social activities, conversation groups, movie-forums and artistic activities with students and staff of Boise State University, visitors to the campus and invited guests.

News & Updates

Spanish 481 Students Translate Brochures for Concurrent Enrollment Program
Manuel Gómez-Navarro and SPAN377 Students Participate in the 100k Strong Cultural Exchange Initiative
Adrian Kane Publishes Latin American Criticism Article and Facilitates Presentation at Latin American Studies International Congress
Cornwall and Escobedo Present at the Federal Defender Services Conference & Confabulation