Why study Spanish at Benedictine University Mesa?

Benedictine University Mesa is located in Maricopa County, where almost 40% of the population speaks Spanish. The Spanish major at BenU emphasizes cultural and communicative competence that will enable you to use Spanish in a professional environment and pursue a career in such areas as government, business, advertising, law, journalism, the sciences, the arts, education, or health care. Our small class sizes allow our faculty to provide thorough feedback and craft their classes to the specific needs of the students. Each student has the opportunity to develop fluency in the Spanish language, to gain an understanding of Hispanic cultures, to learn to write effectively, and to otherwise respond to the cultural and linguistic challenges of the United States in the 21st century.


My study abroad experience has changed me in so many ways. Being away from home and my family has taught me to become self aware about my decisions and my relationships with others. I’m not the same person I was three months ago. Meeting new people from all over the world, and traveling and learning about different cultures has shaped me tremendously. The skills I’ve learned through traveling and the different classes I’ve been taking while in Spain have prepared me for law school. I am now confident in my decision to pursue my doctoral degree after graduation and become an immigration lawyer. I can’t thank my professors enough for pushing me to study abroad and allowing me to find myself.” - MARIA CAMPOS-TELLO, C'20
 


 

Study Abroad Opportunities

Benedictine Mesa offers numerous opportunities and scholarships to fund a student’s desire to study abroad. Gain first-hand experience of not only how a Spanish degree can impact your future, but also how you see the world.

ACTFL Diploma

As part of the curriculum, students are required to take the American Council on Teaching of Foreign Language exam, putting them one step ahead of other Spanish majors upon graduation.

Medical Spanish Concentration

Students can choose to attain a Medical Spanish concentration. Careers in the medical field are always growing and professionals with a Spanish degree are uniquely prepared for the market place.

Sample Courses

•  SPAN 2201: Intermediate Spanish
•  SPAN 2211: Intermediate Grammar and Comp
•  SPAN 2230: Spanish Civilization & Culture
•  SPAN 3231: Latin American Culture
•  SPAN 4311: Advanced Composition
•  SPAN 4312: Advanced Oral Communications

Benedictine is in CO+HOOTS

The CO+HOOTS Institute for Entrepreneurship at Benedictine will begin in the Fall of 2020 and offer BenU Mesa students a safe environment to learn and launch a potential business under the guidance of practicing, experienced, and successful entrepreneurs. The four-year intensive immersion program will develop and support the growth of our students’ innovative and creative ideas.  Learn more and apply at www.ben.edu/mesa/coohoots. 

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Upcoming Events

Jan
24
Day of Service: American Red Cross Shelter Training
Mesa Branch Campus
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Event Details

Day of Service: American Red Cross Shelter Training

Date: January 24

Time: 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Campus: Lisle,Mesa

Location: Virtual Event

Event Sponsor: Office of Multicultural Student Affairs

Contact: Elaine Davies    edavies@ben.edu

Event Description:

American Red Cross Shelter Training (via TEAMS)

Please contact Elaine L. Davies at edavies@ben.edu for registration link no later than Monday, Jan. 24 by 1:00 p.m.

Jan
27
Kickstart Your Career Search
Mesa Branch Campus
12:00 PM
Event Details

Kickstart Your Career Search

Date: January 27

Time: 12:00 PM

Campus: Lisle,Mesa

Location: Virtual Event

Event Sponsor: Office of Multicultural Student Affairs, Office of Career Development

Contact: Elaine Davies    edavies@ben.edu

Event Description:

Join us for Kickstart Your Career Search– A discussion about career exploration and possible preparation pathway!

Click HERE to join via ZOOM

Meeting ID: 895 2000 7318

Passcode: 914636

Jan
31
MLK and Muhammed Ali Days of Service Tik Tok Challenge! - ENDS at 5:00 p.m. CST
Mesa Branch Campus
Event Details

MLK and Muhammed Ali Days of Service Tik Tok Challenge! - ENDS at 5:00 p.m. CST

Date: January 31

Time: - 5:00 PM

Campus: Lisle,Mesa

Location: Virtual Event

Event Sponsor: Office of Multicultural Student Affairs, BenU Serves, Giving DuPage

Contact: Elaine Davies    edavies@ben.edu

Event Description:

Beginning on January 17, 2022, Benedictine University in Lisle and Mesa, will kick off our celebration of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luth King, Jr. In keeping with the Benedictine values of Humility, Community, and Stability, our goal is to provide students with opportunities to do virtuous deeds for others. These acts do not need to be large or require a lengthy commitment.

To highlight these selfless acts, we present you with the First Ever, BenU TikTok Challenge!

The Challenge will end on Monday, January 31 at 5:00 p.m. A panel of student volunteers will vote for their two favorite videos using the above-listed hashtags. Criteria will include adherence to Benedictine University Values and Student Responsibilities, creativity, overall likeability, and genuine sincerity.

Prizes:
First Prize - $50 Amazon Gift Card
Second Prize - $25 Amazon Gift Card

Visit the Multicultural Student Affairs website for all the details!

Mar
28
Cubs vs. Sox - Mesa Spring Training Event
Mesa Branch Campus
Event Details

Cubs vs. Sox - Mesa Spring Training Event

Date: March 28

Time: All Day

Campus: Lisle,Mesa

Location: Sloan Park, Mesa, AZ

Event Sponsor: Alumni Relations

Contact: JP Bradley    jbradley@ben.edu

Event Description:

2022 spring training event

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