While the number of people across the country and across the globe who decide to study Spanish is high and only continues to grow, only a fraction of them actually reach advanced-level fluency in the language or deep understanding of Hispanic cultures. The demand for culturally-sophisticated bilingual professionals capable of functioning successfully in our diverse global marketplace is higher than ever and will continue to increase in years to come.
Latin America and the European Community are two of the world's foremost international marketplaces. As we develop stronger ties with our Latin American Neighbors and with Spain and Portugal, the demand for culturally competent professionals able to carry out business in the language will continue to grow. Spanish is the fastest growing and most important language in the United States. With American owned business and industries looking to diversify their workforce, preparing young Hispanic Americans for careers in business and technology has become more important than ever.
Why Spanish with Engineering?
Dr. Megan Mercedes Echevarría
Professor & Director
Spanish International Engineering Program