Department of Hispanic Studies


At CSB/SJU, you'll find course offerings in Spanish language, as well as in Hispanic literatures, cultures and linguistics.

We also invite you to explore our programs abroad. Spanish accounts for over 54% of all foreign language studies nation-wide and the study abroad programs in the Spanish speaking world are becoming the favorite destination among university students.

Department News and Events 

Sister Renée Domeier Scholarship for Spanish


Congratulations to Stephanie Mercado '15 (left) and Samantha Womeldorf '16 (right), recipients of the S. Renée Domeier Scholarship for Spanish for the 2014-2015 academic year! The scholarship is awarded to selected CSB Hispanic Studies majors annually on the basis of scholarship, strength of academic purpose, and financial need.

Poesía y Burritos

The first ever poesía y burritos was held on Tuesday March 25th at the McKeown Center on the SJU campus where vegetarian burritos were served to a capacity crowd followed by an evening of poetry, laughter, sighs, cheers and more poetry. Read more here...

Featured Alum

Matthew Arnold '06

"I think CSB/SJU does an excellent job of broadening not just the mind, but solidly developing the entire person," Arnold said. "Leaving CSB/SJU, I had a strong moral compass that guides the work that I do now."

The 2006 SJU graduate now finds himself working in New York City. Read more.

Contact Us

Elena Sánchez Mora
Department Chair
College of Saint Benedict
Saint John's University
(320) 363-3076

Mary Niedenfuer
Department Coordinator
College of Saint Benedict
Saint John's University
Quad 253A
SJU: (320) 363-3093
CSB: (320) 363-5067