Romance and Classical Studies
Graduate Studies in Spanish: BGSU Campus
Surrounded by fields of corn and soy, Bowling Green (population 30,000) boasts a charming Main Street with coffee shops, restaurants, book and music stores, and bars with live music. Offering the advantages of convenient small-town living, Bowling Green is also situated close to several major urban areas: Toledo is 30 minutes away, Ann Arbor & Detroit 75 minutes, Cleveland 2 hours, and Chicago 4 hours by car.
The focus of the town is the university, which includes the Moore Musical Arts Center with its two concert halls, the Lillian Gish Film Theater that hosts an international film series, the Student Recreation Center with its state-of-the-art fitness facilities, and the multiple galleries in the School of Art. The newest addition to the university, the Wolfe Center for the Arts, new home of the Department of Theatre and Film, just opened in the fall of 2011.
The cultural life of the Spanish program centers around La Comunidad, a living-learning community for undergraduates that offers numerous cultural activities. Graduate students are invited to participate in the weekly charlas as well as gain more experience teaching and working during the tutorías. The group is closely linked to the Club de español. There are regular opportunities to see Spanish language films as well as a new opportunity to get involved in some of the service learning options available to both help and interact more regularly with the local Spanish-speaking communities. Students also have the opportunity to publish their work in our new on-line student journal which publishes top-quality undergraduate and graduate papers, the Blogoteca de Babel.