Transylvania University’s Spanish language and literature degree will make sure you master Spanish grammar and conversation while immersing you in the culture and history of Spain and Latin America. Our location in Lexington, Kentucky, gives you plenty of opportunities to use the language in internships and community engagement.

The Spanish department is staffed with some of the kindest, most insightful, and wisest people I know. The professors are all willing to go the extra mile to make sure their students succeed.

Thomas Hatton ’12

Study and travel abroad strengthen students’ cultural understanding and language skills. Through an arrangement with other universities, Transy Spanish majors and non-major students can spend a term or a year in Spain or Mexico. May term, a one-month term during which Transylvania students take one course, also offers concentrated time for study abroad. Recent May term destinations include Spain, Ecuador, and Costa Rica.

Ranked in the top 1% nationwide for Most Focused—Romance Languages by College Factual

Some students add a second major to Spanish to be competitive in the job market and open their possibilities up to international work in their fields. Transy will work with you to ensure you’re prepared to succeed in whatever path you choose to take.

Where Our Graduates Have Worked

Affinion Group
Cincinnati Children’s Hospital
Leyhausen International Services
U.S. State Department

Opportunities in the Major

Service learning with refugees and the Latino community
Internships in Lexington and abroad
Sigma Delta Pi Spanish honorary

Possible Career Options

Teacher or professor
International business or banking professional
Translator or interpreter
Writer or editor

Where Our Graduates Have Studied

Emory University
Indiana University
New York University
Syracuse University
University of Chicago
Vanderbilt University

Semester Study Abroad Opportunities

Australia I
Australia II
Costa Rica
New Zealand
Spain I
Spain II

These GlobalTransy programs have at least two courses related to the major.

Interested in studying abroad for a summer? Take a look at our summer study abroad opportunities.


Veronica Dean-Thacker, Program Director; Professor of Spanish


Transylvania University
300 North Broadway
Lexington, KY 40508-1797

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