University of Minnesota - Crookston logo
  • Tuition Fee:
  • Local: n/a
  • Foreign: $ 11.7k / Year
  • Languages of instruction:
  • English
  • Deadline:
  • 15 三月 2016


    Among first languages (native speakers), Spanish ranks second both globally and in the United States. When you know Spanish, the number of people you can reach expands dramatically. In fields like public service, marketing, teaching, and many more, expertise in Spanish and an understanding of Spanish-speaking communities can provide big advantages over competitors, and is a prerequisite for success in some careers.

    Spanish has an immensely rich and vital place among world literatures. Authors like Miguel de Cervantes, Jorge Luis Borges, Isabel Allende, and Roberto Bolaño have altered the course of the history of literature, and opened up extraordinary new worlds for readers to explore and enjoy. Diving into these great works in their original language will immerse you in the poetry, rhythms, and spirit of the writing in a way no translation can.

    The study of another culture can also be like holding a mirror to our own, as we see ourselves from another point of view. It also creates global citizens who are at ease in a world that is becoming more connected and interdependent all the time. While appreciating each other’s differences, we find things that diverse communities share. Such knowledge and familiarities help to break down barriers between people and nations, and foster relationships that allow us to address global challenges together.

    The distinguished faculty members of the Spanish Discipline have been recognized for the quality of their teaching and research. They have lived, traveled, and taught in many areas of the Spanish-speaking world, and have a deep commitment to promoting opportunities for scholarship and achievement for their students.

    Detailed Course Facts

    Application deadline March 15 Tuition fee
    • USD 11720 Year (International)
    Start date 2016 Credits 120
    Duration full-time 48 months Languages Take an IELTS test
    • English
    Delivery mode On Campus Educational variant Full-time More information Go To The Course Website

    Course Content

    The Spanish curriculum offers coursework in Hispanic culture, language, and literature. The courses are designed to help students develop critical insight into the philosophy and values of another culture, proficiency in a second language, and sensitivity toward literature that reflects the experience of the Spanish-speaking world. The curriculum accommodates liberal arts students interested in a cross-cultural perspective, language study, secondary school teaching, or preparation for graduate study in Spanish and related fields.

    Spanish is spoken by many people--more than 28 million in the U.S., 132,000 in Minnesota, and more than 300,000,000 worldwide. With a rich and diverse history, it is also a language essential to the contemporary world in areas such as education, business, health care, international relations, and law. The Spanish discipline offers courses that emphasize the richness and diversity of Hispanic culture, and prepares students with a range of linguistic and critical skills applicable to a wide variety of potential careers or further advanced study in a range of fields.

    In light of today's increasingly interdependent world, the UMM Spanish faculty endorses study abroad, in combination with a Spanish major or minor, as the most effective means by which to:

    • gain confidence in oneself personally and professionally
    • improve language abilities
    • broaden academic horizons
    • globalize one's world view
    • expand career opportunities
    • advance cross-cultural and problem-solving skills

    USA requirements for international students

    Each university in the Unites States of America sets its own admission standards so there isn't the same criteria for all the students and the university can decide which applicants meet those standards. The fee for each application is between $35 to $100. 

    After the selections of the universities you want to attend, the best of all would be to contact each university for an application form and more admission information for the international students. Moreover, for a graduate or postgraduate program it's necessary to verify the admission requirements. Some programs require that you send your application directly to their department. 

    Admissions decisions are based on students's academic record and different test scores, such as TOEFL, the SAT or ACT (for undergraduate programs) and GRE or GMAT (for graduate programs). Admission decision is based on your academic results and motivation.


    English Language Requirements

    IELTS band : 5.5 TOEFL paper-based test score : 550 TOEFL iBT® test : 79

    To study at this university, you have to speak English. We advice you to

    take an IELTS test.


    Academic Requirements

    To apply, your high school transcript should include the following:

    • Four (4) years of English;
    • Four (4) years of math including one year each of elementary algebra, intermediate algebra, and geometry;
    • Three (3) years of science with one year each of biological and physical science;
    • Three (3) years of social studies, including United States history;*
    • Two (2) years of a single second language.*

    *Applicants missing this requirement will not be denied admission if they are otherwise admissible.

    Work Experience

    No work experience is required.

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