La Casa Hispanica

La Casa Hispanica is the Spanish Language component of the Language & Cultures Program, formerly known as Modern Languages Program. This program is staffed by Graduate Resident Advisors (GRAs) who are accomplished graduate students (and often native Spanish speakers) chosen to promote the goals of language immersion and cultural exposure. Each group meets weekly for meals, chats, media screenings and excursions, consisting of everything from Spanish Pictionary to cooking instruction to opera and dance. This close-knit community has members from all four class years, with some returning Gregorians taking on a leadership role; many participants are interested in international business, law, or careers in diplomacy, and often plan to study abroad while at Penn. Both beginners and those with considerable Spanish fluency are welcome; dedicated residents often show great improvement in their speaking skills and have the option of receiving course credit in Spanish.  Dedicated residents can choose to enroll for credit (Spanish 180); note that credit enrollment is available for Gregory residents only. 

Program Goals: The program aims to provide students with regular Spanish language practice and diverse cultural experiences.