Why Study Spanish at UAA?
Spanish is widely spoken in both North and South America and is a fast-growing language in the United States.  Studying Spanish will enhance your cross-cultural communication abilities and open a new world of language and culture to you. With a strong Spanish-speaking population in Anchorage, opportunities to practice your new skills are easy to find.  Come learn Spanish and expand your world!

Students with previous experience in Spanish or who grew up speaking Spanish should contact Dr. Fagan (
afpcf@uaa.alaska.edu) or Dr. Miranda (affm1@uaa.alaska.edu) to determine the most  appropriate class for their level. 

Spanish Major and Minor
Students wanting to major or minor in Spanish must contact Dr. Fagan (
afpcf@uaa.alaska.edu) or Dr. Miranda (affm1@uaa.alaska.edu), the Spanish Program advisors, to discuss the program requirements and plan a course of study.  

Double Major in Spanish and another subject
A degree in languages can enhance any other degree on campus and make you a more attractive job candidate.  International Studies, History, Journalism, Business, Computer Science, English, Political Science, and Anthropology are among some of the double majors popular with students.  Double majoring requires good planning, and it is very important to meet with your advisor early on in your studies at UAA.

Study Abroad
Study abroad is highly recommended for all language students.  Students should begin discussing their options for study abroad with their advisor as early as possible.  For information about UAA-approved programs, go to

Spanish can greatly enhance or even become your career.  Talk with your advisor for information on the various career options that knowledge of Spanish will make available to you. 


Why I'm Taking Spanish - Alexa St.Laurent