The Department of Spanish at Western Michigan University is very supportive of students' efforts to study abroad. Faculty place a high priority on mastery of the Spanish language and the acquisition of cultural insights gained during residence in Spanish-speaking countries.
It is expected that before graduation, all Ph.D. students will spend at least six months in residence or study in a Spanish-speaking country. Many students will have fulfilled this expectation as undergraduates, but they are urged to seek additional opportunities to study abroad. WMU has exchange agreements with the:
Many graduate students are eligible for scholarships offered at these institutions. Graduate students are also eligible for a President's Grant for Study Abroad awarded by the University, as well as certain departmental scholarships.
Dr. Mercedes Tasende, pro tem
Dr. Mariola Pérez de la Cruz - Burgos, Spain
Dr. Natalio Ohanna - Buenos Aires, Argentina
Dr. Patricia Montilla - Quito, Ecuador
Dr. Mercedes Tasende - Quito, Ecuador (graduate program)
Dr. Pablo Pastrana-Pérez - Santander, Spain