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:
The Spanish program and Borders and Migrations series brings in guest speakers to touch on relevant cultural issues and more.
Novedades 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.
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:
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.
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.
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.
Ignatian Scholarship Day
Spanish students routinely participate in Ignatian Scholarship Day (ISD) producing interesting research around language and culture. Some projects include the Magazine as well as projects on Disparities in Health Care.