There are many opportunities to meet Spanish speakers and celebrate Hispanic culture on our campus. Some events are more social in nature whereas others are informative. Here are some highlights:
A bi-weekly gathering to practice Spanish in an informal setting with native and non-native speakers. We use songs, news articles, games, and other prompts to generate discussion and share different points of view.
Every semester we show three films from Spain and Latin America to celebrate different countries and traditions. They range from historical dramas to comedies and everything in between. There is usually a small introduction before the screening and a Q&A at the end. All films are shown in the Screening Room at the The Arts Center.
Every semester we publish two issues or our news bulletin AD-ENE (Abu Dhabi en Español). In it we feature news and events related to the Hispanic world and the Hispanic community on campus. We encourage student submissions and suggestions.
As the spring semester winds down, many students are getting ready to spend part of their summer in a Spanish-speaking country. Thanks to the Office of Global Education, students can participate in exciting June Term courses such as: Migration, Crisis, or Norm and Pandemics in Iberian History, held in Madrid. These highly intensive and immersive courses allow students to connect classroom-based learning with the local context and Spain's history. In addition to these courses other students have internships in Spanish-speaking countries.