Why study World Languages & Cultures?
A B.A. in Foreign Language opens up a world of future job opportunities, offers students an edge in the job market, and prepares students to work within international contexts. Students with a major, minor, or double major in Foreign Language acquire a highly sought after skill set for careers in International Business, National Security, Healthcare, Education, Law Enforcement, International Development, Tourism and Hospitality.
Why choose Purdue Northwest?
Academic excellence is the foundation of Purdue Northwest. We offer an environment that will contribute to your success, including small class sizes taught by expert, dedicated faculty and opportunities for research and hands-on learning, to name a few.
Professor of Spanish
Professor Castro-Urioste is a writer of fiction and theater and has published several books and research articles on Latin American/ US Latino Literature. Believing that scholarship is an essential part of what a university should be, Professor Castro-Urioste encourages students to participate in conferences and to submit articles to undergraduate journals.
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Dr. Jonathan Montalvo, who is originally from Lares, Puerto Rico, moved with his family to northwest Indiana in 2003. After finishing his last year of high school he decided to attend Purdue University Northwest for his Bachelor’s degree in Spanish International Studies from the Department of Foreign Languages. He used his PNW education for pursuing a career in higher education. He went on to receive his Master’s degree in Spanish Literature from Western Michigan University in 2012 and his PhD in Hispanic Cultural Studies from Michigan State University in 2017. He is currently an Assistant Professor of Spanish at Graceland University in Iowa where he teaches classes in Spanish language, as well as courses in the arts and cultures of the Spanish-speaking world such as Latin American and Caribbean Literature and Cinema. His research focuses on the Queer Caribbean cultural production; of special interest representations of gendered, sexual, and cultural identities in contemporary Puerto Rican and Dominican literary production.
Travel awards (for study abroad and internships)
- The Spanish Club at PNW
- The German Club at PNW
- The French Club at PNW