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UVI’s Department of Modern Languages to Offers Redesigned Spanish Minor & New Professional Spanish This Spring

UVI’s Department of Modern Languages is offering a redesigned Spanish Minor and a brand-new Professional Spanish Certificate. Both the revamped minor, and professional certificate, have been specially designed for students who wish to work in sectors such as the medical field, law enforcement, first responders, hospitality, and other local businesses. 

Professionals within these communities repeatedly highlight the need for employees who can communicate with the Spanish-speaking population, either tourist coming to this area for recreational purposes or the Spanish-speakers who live in the Virgin Islands on a permanent basis. 

These new programs will assist students in acquiring the second language and intercultural skills needed to work with these populations and to better meet the needs of their future employers.  

For additional information, contact Dr. Robert Terrasi, coordinator of Modern Languages by email at