Going beyond the classroom
At Calvin, you will have the opportunity to learn by going outside the classroom...and your comfort zone. Whether you decide to live in a house that speaks Spanish 24/7, volunteer in the Grand Rapids community, or lead a Spanish communication group, you are sure to discover your place and your passion—and learn a little Spanish along the way.
Spanish in GR
Interested in finding a place to worship? serve? eat? Check out our list of area Hispanic contacts to find what you're looking for.
Discover what it looks like to live in an intentional living-learning community in the Spanish House.
This spring a couple dozen Calvin students participated as flag-bearers in the annual César E. Chávez March for social justice in the Roosevelt Park neighborhood of Grand Rapids. The march commemorates and honors the late social activist and labor leader, César Chávez and promotes unity in the greater Grand Rapids community. Calvin students carried flags representing the United States, the United Farmer Workers Union (founded by César Chávez), and the Spanish-speaking countries of the Central and South America. The march was followed by a community gathering at Roosevelt Park CRC where speakers addressed the audience on the life and legacy of Chavez as well as this year’s topic, “Immigration Reform.” Click here to see photos from the day's events.
During December 2013 we gathered together for villancicos (Christmas carols) and churros con chocolate! Click here to see photos from the event.