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Beyond the Classroom

Learning isn’t limited to the classroom at Mills. Take a look at some of the opportunities you can have while earning a minor in Spanish and Spanish American studies.


Community Engagement  

Home to one of the largest Latino populations in the country, the San Francisco Bay Area is rich with opportunities to immerse yourself in Latino culture, speak Spanish, and support local communities:

  • Club de Español—Join this student club and visit museums, attend Latin American music concerts, get to know Latino neighborhoods in Oakland and San Francisco, and participate in community service.
  • Volunteer—Work with nonprofit organizations in the Bay Area that focus on Latino communities and cultures, such as the Mexican Museum in San Francisco. Or assist teachers of Spanish in elementary and high school classes.

Campus Events & Resources  

There are many ways to deepen your work in Spanish and Spanish American studies right here on campus:

  • Latin American film nights
  • The Special Collections of the F. W. Olin Library—Explore the Arturo Torres-Rioseco collection of 20th-century Latin American literature or peruse early 20th-century limited editions such as Ovid’s Metamorphoses with illustrations by Pablo Picasso.
  • Lecture Series—Mills invites international and Bay Area Latino scholars, writers, and artists to campus to enrich your academic experience. Recent lecture topics have included “Images of Women in Cuban Literature,” “Rethinking Cultural and National Identity,” “Images of Hispanic Women in Film,” “Memory and Imagination,” “Latin American Jewish Women Writers: Identity and Writing,” “Contemporary Mexican Literature and Music,” “Modernity and Cultural Pluralism in Spain and Latin America,” and “Latin American Film and Latin America in Translation.”