Engaged Hispanic Studies takes what you’re learning in your courses and puts it into practice through internships, research, study away, winter term, career exploration, and beyond.
Here’s a sampling of recent projects, field experiences, and post-graduate destinations for Hispanic studies majors.
Ways Hispanic Studies Majors Rise
- Can art serve as a cure for trauma? (Cuba)
- How do we translate bilingual literature? (New York / Puerto Rico)
- What are the many ways in which a culture remembers its icons? (Argentina)
- Can pop music be countercultural? (Spain)
- Can writing fiction serve as an avenue to learn more about our past? (Puerto Rico)
- Refugee advocate, RefugeeOne, Chicago
- Production intern, Team COCO, Conan with Conan O’Brien, TBS, Los Angeles
- Citizenship class facilitator, El Centro, Lorain, Ohio
- Intern, Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy, Minneapolis
- Editorial intern, La Oveja Roja Publishing House, Madrid, Spain
More than 85 percent of Hispanic Studies majors study abroad. The most popular sites include:
- Cuba (Universidad de La Habana)
- Oberlin in Solidarity with El Salvador (OSES); Oberlin in Solidarity with Guatemala (OSSGUA)
- Spain (CIEE, Seville; PRESHCO, Córdoba; CIEE, Barcelona)
- Chile (CIEE, Valparaíso; CIEE, Santiago)
- Argentina (CIEE Liberal Arts, Buenos Aires)
- Oberlin in Guadalajara (Mexico) intensive winter-term program
- The SITES program (Spanish in the Elementary Schools) provides students with rigorous training to teach Spanish in Oberlin’s elementary schools.
- La Casa Hispánica is a language-program residence hall for students who want to live in an immersive Spanish-speaking culture featuring lectures, exhibits, concerts, movie nights, poetry readings, and dance classes.
- The Immigrant Worker Project teaches ESL to Oberlin College employees and residents of Lorain County.
- America Reads tutors children in Oberlin Public Schools in literacy.
First Destinations of Recent Hispanic Studies Majors
- Graduate Schools:
- MA in journalism (Columbia University), musical performance (University of Montreal), arts entertainment and media (University of Buenos Aires), rhetoric (Carnegie Mellon), Arts in Education (Stanford)
- PhD in English (Rutgers), Spanish (University of Michigan)
- MsEd in urban education policy (Brown University)
- JD (Harvard Law, Boston University Law School, Northeastern University Law School)
- Fulbright ETA and Research Fellowships in Mexico, Argentina, Colombia, Brazil
- Uncommon Schools Summer Teaching Fellowship
- Research assistant, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
- English teacher in Spain
- Spanish language specialist, Concordia Language Villages, Minn.
- Peace Corps Comoros
- Peace Corps Nicaragua
- Reporter, L.A. Times
- Communications director, Illinois congressional candidate
- Associate editor, World Politics Review