Welcome to Spanish and Latin American Cultures & Societies

Embark on a global career alongside a growing cohort of ethical and engaged citizens making a 21st-century impact through Glendon’s degree offerings in Spanish and Latin American language, literature, art, and culture. From courses rooted in a combination of theoretical, analytical, and immersive experiential learning, to one-of-a-kind collaborations with partners around the world in Costa Rica, Mexico, Spain and beyond, our interdisciplinary programs prepare you to explore contemporary challenges equipped with language proficiency, theoretical and experiential knowledge, and advanced, real-world skills in intercultural communication. With small class sizes, one-on-one support, dynamic professors, and a flexible, multilingual, and multicultural learning environment that suits your distinct needs and aspirations, we are opening doors for you—and all our students—to thrive as a leader of tomorrow. 

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Skills You'll Learn

  • Gain theoretical and experiential knowledge of Spanish and Latin American cultures
  • Understand written and spoken Spanish, and learn about its history and evolution
  • Analyze contemporary global issues by applying insights and methods from literary and cultural studies
  • Understand the current context of issues facing Spanish-speaking societies
  • Immerse yourself in Spanish culture and language across many countries
  • Apply technical writing, critical thinking, project design and teamwork skills to your future career


As a graduate of Spanish and Latin American Cultures & Societies, you are well-equipped to become a 21st-century leader and changemaker. You can choose to pursue grad studies or obtain additional qualifications. Here are a few examples of possible career paths:

  • Archivist
  • International health policy advisor
  • Social worker
  • Community developer
  • Lawyer
  • Speech writer
  • Foreign service worker
  • Marketing specialist
  • Translator
  • Immigration officer
  • Politician

Visit the Career Centre for more career options in Spanish and Latin American Cultures and Societies.

Hands-On Experiences

Apply the concepts and theories you're studying to real-world challenges. Engage in guided practical experiences in the classroom, workplace, community and abroad. These are some opportunities for students in Glendon’s Spanish and Latin American Cultures & Societies programs.

  • Study abroad with the Community Narratives course (GL/SP 4608) at York's EcoCampus in Costa Rica or Advanced Spanish (GL/SP 3100) in Taxco, Mexico
  • Participate in cultural events at the Spanish Resource Centre

Get ready for the job market with the Certificate in Spanish for Business & Professional Communication or our Certificate in Spanish-English Translation

Admission Requirements

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma or equivalent, with average* of mid-to-high 70s
  • ENG4U or FRA4U
  • Five additional 4U or M courses; 4U French recommended
  • Proficiency in English OR French

*Average is calculated based on the top six 4U; 4M or DU courses

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Student Supports & Programs

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Meet Your Professors

You’ll learn from and get to know friendly, high-profile professors, who are award-winning experts actively working in the field.

María Constanza Guzmán

María Constanza Guzmán

York Hall 209
416-736-2100 x 88325

Jerzy Kowal

York Hall 124
416-736-2100 x 88333

Shanna Lino

York Hall 217
416-736-2100 x 88219

Alejandro Zamora

Alejandro Zamora

York Hall 340
416-736-2100 x 88467

Martha Batiz

York Hall 233
416-736-2100 x 88216

Martin Boyd


Belén Huarte Gallego

York Hall 233
416-736-2100 x 88216

Shaudin Melgar

York Hall 233
416-736-2100 x 88216

Irune Berdun Villamonte

York Hall 047A


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