Spanish Student Projects

Students work directly with faculty on research and extracurricular projects, plus travel experience and much more. Students from the program often remain friends long after graduation due to the close bonds formed through experiential learning. See just a few examples below of how our students and faculty work together: 

Student Trip to Colombia CanisiusNovedades Student Published Magazine 

As part of a CEEP project, 3 students wrote and published a blingual magazine detailing their experience in the Spanish program at Canisius. It includes travel photos, student and alumni testimonials and much more. 

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Student Podcast Series

One student, Sana Godley, put together a series of podcasts documenting her study abroad trips as a Spanish student and how her perspective as an African-American woman shaped the experience. Listen here:

Spanish Student Presentation: Ignatian Scholarship Day

Ignatian scholarship day is for students to contribute to their chosen field. They present research they worked on throughout the year. For the 2019 event, Spanish students’ research focused on immigration and healthcare issues.  View the student work below:  

Immigration presentation canisius
Central and South American Immigration Into The United States: The Reality
Disparities of Hispanics in Healthcare
Disparities of Hispanics in Healthcare

Student Teaching Integration

Students find a variety of ways to incorporate the Spanish material into their educational experience. One student even incorporated Spanish films and culture into his student teaching plan at the Tapestry Charter School in Buffalo.

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CEEP and Clubs

Our faculty work closely with our CEEP student research assistants and our club leaders (Sigma Delta Pi and LASAF). In addition, we teach courses in Honors College, and we offer Griff101 courses for Freshmen students. The program is closely tied with other programs including International Relations, Service Learning, Women’s Studies, International Business, Latin American Studies, and, increasingly, Pre-Med and ABEC.

After Graduation

It's common for our faculty to remain friends with students, long after graduation. Students often return to chat over a cup of coffee, sometimes for advice, or to share the newest adventures in their lives. This is one of the most rewarding aspects of our job: to share with our students as they journey through life.