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Message from the Head of the Department

Welcome to the Department of Spanish Language and Literature at Korea University.

If you choose to study in the Department of Spanish Language and Literature at Korea University, you are ready to become a true global leader of the 21st century. Spanish is the second-most spoken language in the world. Therefore, understanding the Spanish language and culture naturally links to becoming a regional expert who understands not only the Iberian Peninsula, which boasts of a beautiful culture, but also Latin America, which has recently been recognized as an untapped market. On a broader scale, it can help you become a global intellectual who possesses a deep understanding and knowledge of the entire world. If you open your eyes to the world outside your homeland and to Western civilization, you may come a step closer to realizing the potential of the humanities and to widening your vision as a member of the global community.

The Department of Spanish Language and Literature has the broadest spectrum of curriculum in Korea, offering Spanish linguistics, Spanish and Latin American literature, and Spanish and Latin American regional studies as specialties. In addition, we run the 7+1 Program in collaboration with the University of Salamanca (Universidad de Salamanca) in Spain and student exchange programs with major universities located in Mexico, Peru, Columbia, Chile, Uruguay, Ecuador, Argentina and Costa Rica. These study abroad programs will bring you intangible but priceless assets and confidence. Our graduates, armed with such capabilities, are highly prized when they start their careers. In 2014, the Department of Spanish Language and Literature earned the highest employment rate among the humanities and social sciences departments in Korea.

While we are almost always at the top in terms of employment rate among universities, what is more important is to have our graduates fulfill their responsibilities as members of our society. Graduates from our department have a passion for their jobs and realize their dreams in their respective fields such as politics, economics, journalism, culture, finance and academia. On the world stage, our graduates have successfully settled in local communities in Latin America, demonstrating exemplary behavior just like pioneering intellectuals. Cross-border and cross-continental cooperation within our alumni association is another solid asset we can rely on.

We hope our homepage will be a medium for information sharing and conversation among professors, current students and alumni, as well as those who are interested in the Department of Spanish Language and Literature and in Spain or Latin America. We look forward to your kind attention and participation. Thank you.

Head of the Department of Spanish Language and Literature
Sang-Kee Song