Study Spanish at Azusa Pacific University
You’ll stand out in your future career as a bilingual speaker, equipped with highly sought-after linguistic and cultural skills compatible with many career paths. We provide opportunities to serve in local Spanish-speaking communities, through internships and hands-on coursework, or to go abroad, through international programs in Costa Rica, Ecuador, and Spain. Take advantage of the program’s low unit requirement and double-major—prepared to thrive in the diversity of our world in whatever field you choose.
Program at a Glance
The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences offers diverse well-rounded degree programs to prepare critical thinkers to make a difference in the world for Christ.
- Azusa (Main Campus)
Gain Hands-on Experience
- Study abroad in a Spanish-speaking country.
- Explore the history and civilization of Hispanic countries.
- Develop skills in Spanish reading, writing, and speaking.
- Discuss the greater goal of better serving God through service to others.
- Communicate in Spanish on an individual and organizational level.
By the Numbers
Dylan and Cheri Harris ’98 are Fulfilling their Call with Shelter on the Lake
Dylan and Cheri (Hacker) Harris ’98 use their Spanish major to run their ministry at the base of the Andes mountains in southern Argentina.
Spanish is one of the most widely spoken languages in the world, and Los Angeles is one of the world’s largest Spanish-speaking cities. There is a growing need for people with linguistic and cultural skills to work in increasingly globalized communities. Indeed, a recent study stated that bilingual speakers earn 10-15 percent more than those who speak only English. The Spanish program is designed to fill this need.
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Although a private college education may seem out of reach for many, recent research from Kiplinger reveals that the actual value of some private universities may prove this assumption wrong. In 2010, Kiplinger selected Azusa Pacific University for its Top 100 Best Values in Private Colleges rankings. Read more about APU’s ranking in Kiplinger’s Best Values in Private Colleges.
APU students may take advantage of three types of financial aid: scholarships and grants, education loans, and student employment.
Scholarships and Grants
Scholarships and grants are considered “gift aid” and do not require repayment. They can come from federal, state, or private sources. Scholarships are typically merit-based, meaning they are awarded depending on demonstrated academic ability or other specific talents.
Scholarships are often available from sources outside of APU. You can search for these scholarships through websites such as finaid.org or fastweb.com. The Student Services Center is sometimes notified of scholarships available through APU departments or local organizations, and can provide information about any available scholarships on request.
Education loans are usually repaid after graduation, may be deferred until after graduate school, and often have very low interest rates.
Military members—and in some cases their spouses and dependents—qualify for financial assistance covering tuition, housing, and books. Azusa Pacific is a Yellow Ribbon University and Military Friendly School, so you can be confident that you’ll receive the benefits and flexibility you need to complete your education.
On-campus student employment is available for students needing additional income to pay for education-related expenses. APU students also find work off campus in the surrounding community.
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