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¡Hola a todos! My name is Nate Long, and I’m a senior Spanish and Political Science Honors major. I am back on campus after spending last spring in Alicante, Spain. Spending a semester in Spain was absolutely incredible. My host family was truly amazing and made me feel like a member of the family immediately. […]


Meet Ashley Eickhoff, our Spanish Student Assistant

Hi everyone! I’m Ashley Eickhoff, a senior Spanish major and LALACS minor. I was fortunate enough to study abroad last semester in Mexico in the beautiful city of Guanajuato, where I stayed with a host family—they were a blessing, and I couldn’t have asked for a better family of which I became a member. I […]


El Tintero Journal Launches Volume 3!

El Tintero de Gustavus is an online literary and cinematic journal written by students of Spanish at Gustavus Adolphus College. It features the original works created by students during their time abroad, here on campus, or in response to texts they have been exposed to in class. This volume featured: fiction, non-fiction, poetry, drama, short film and […]



Learning To Serve – Petatlán, 2015 By: Carlos Mario Mejía Suárez and Bjorn Kjelstad Between March 29th and April 4th the Center for Servant Leadership conducted the fifth Learning To Serve program in the city of Petatlán, located in the coast of the state of Guerrero in Mexico. This program takes place every year during […]



Lecture by Per Linell Senior Professor in the Department of Education, Communication and Learning at Gothenburg University, Sweden Wednesday, April 15 at 7:00 pm. Confer Hall 127 The issue of individualism vs collectivism has been legion in the human and social sciences for centuries. In this presentation I would like to discuss the case of […]


Second Gustavus Hispanic FilmFest – Coming Soon!

Two years after its first edition, the Gustavus Hispanic Film Festival is back! Just like in 2013, this year the GHFF has been made possible through a grant received from PRAGDA, a distribution company sponsored by the Spanish Ministry of Culture. For this second edition, we are glad to have six amazing new films from […]


International Festival at Gustavus

Nothing to promote understanding among nations like the international Festival at the college each November. Alumni Hall beams with color and festivity from the four corners of the world as students, and faculty, showcase the products and discuss the practices and perspectives from countries around the world. This year, Spain, Mexico, Chile, Vietnam and China, […]


Global China Connection(GCC)

Global China Connection (GCC) is one of the biggest student-run non-profit organizations that helps develop relationships among young people mainly from China, the United States, the United Kingdom, Australia and other international communities. GCC now has over sixty branches in the universities and colleges in the United States. It creates opportunities for Chinese students and […]


Students Discuss the Drama of Unaccompanied Children Crossing the US Border

The students in Mayra Taylor’s Spanish 200 class worked during the past few weeks to bring awareness to the issue of unaccompanied children crossing the US border.   Students did research and class presentations on the subject, participated in the Act of Love campaign, and teamed up with Rev. John Guttermann who screened the film Which […]


“I Love LA MESA”

Submitted by Dang Le, Spanish Academic Assistant “I love La Mesa!” exclaimed Estew Diante merrily, one of the most dedicated members of the Spanish Table who goes to the meeting on Tuesday as often as she goes to church. She is not alone, of course. Every Tuesday evening, Spanish-learning students at Gustavus Adolphus College gather […]