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Internship or Service with SPAN 4400

This course provides Department of Spanish majors at Western Michigan University a valuable opportunity to utilize and improve their Spanish language skills through internship or service experience in the Kalamazoo community.

Students will work closely with local schools, hospitals and clinics, community groups, legal offices and other service organizations to assist in their projects and experience with Kalamazoo's Hispanic population.

pdf SPAN 4400 program flyer

grabillInternship/Service Learning video - Kelsey Grabill


The class will meet one day a week while other course hours will be completed on-site with their service projects and project coordinators. Weekly meetings will focus on discussion of students' service-learning experiences, Spanish for various professions and readings concerning contemporary issues facing the Hispanic population in Michigan and in the U.S.


To register for the course, students must: