Spanish Extended Learning Opportunities

Canisius is located near a very vibrant and active Spanish speaking community allowing us to create valuable service learning opportunities, and internships, and to forge important connections with the community through cultural events and professional relationships. 

Buffalos Latino Community CanisiusBuffalo’s Latino Community 

Activities we organize with students include:

-Performances at Buffalo’s Raíces Theater Company (a bilingual theater troupe)
-Foreign Film Screenings at the Buffalo International Film Festival
-Cultural Performances in Toronto
-Local Latino eateries


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Latinos LGBTQ seriesLatinos & LGBTQ Speaker Series: 

The Spanish Program hosts a Latino and an LGBTQ Speakers Series inviting writers, artists, activist, filmmakers, and others to come to classes, give free lectures, and conduct workshops with students.

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Canisius border initiative Border Initiative 

 The Border Initiative develops programs, events, and opportunities for our community to support justice for migrants, refugees, and those who meet and cross borders.

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Annual Film Festival

Spotlight on telenovela, tertulias, and Film Festival

Through 2019, the department hosted an annual film festival featuring films from Spain and Latin America.  The Ibero-American Film Festival was made possible with the support of Spanish Honors Society Sigma Delta Phi and Pragda, and the Embassy of Spain in Washington DC, Spain-USA Foundation. Special thanks to the Secretary of State for Culture of Spain.  The department now shows films through the Latinos & LGBTQ Speakers Series, the Borders & Migrations Initiative, and the BIFF.

Canisius Spanish Clubs and Activities Clubs and Activities

Canisius has a very large and active Latin American Students and Friends club, as well as Sigma Delta Pi, the Spanish Honors Society. These clubs sponsor a wide variety of events from trivia nights, dance lessons, to film festivals, speakers, and many more events.

Our Honors Society, CEEP (Canisius Earning Excellence Program), and LASAF (Latin American Students and Friends) groups sponsor weekly telenovela and tertulia events to practice Spanish.

We also involve our international Spanish-speaking students in conversation practice/tertulias most days of the week.  We also provide a writing tutor for our intermediate and advanced classes.

Latin American Students and Friends Club (LASAF)