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Spanish Club 






Maria Thurber

I am currently a Senior pursuing a double major in Political Science and Spanish for International Service. I moved to the U.S. at the age of 6 from Managua, Nicaragua. The Spanish Club allows me not only to help others who want to learn a different language, but also to appreciate my Hispanic heritage.


Co Vice-President

I am a Junior Spanish for International Service major with two minors in Islamic World Studies and European Studies. I love to immerse myself into the language and culture and can’t wait to learn more.  

Co Vice-President


Emily Benvenga:
I am a sophomore Social Work major with a minor in Spanish for International Services. I am from Yorktown, New York. I am excited to be a part of the Spanish Club so that I can learn more Spanish and meet others with the same passion.

CUA Spanish Club is committed to not only learning about the languages and cultures of the Hispanic World, but seeing, tasting, and feeling it. Since we started running the club we have had the opportunity to watch a great array of movies from Spain, Mexico, Argentina, or Nicaragua; enjoy theater outings in DC; eat at authentic Spanish restaurants; co-host campus-wide events such as Hispanic Heritage Month, Fall Fiesta, or the World’s Fest, and help students in Spanish by running a weekly “tertulia”. Living in a city like DC and a community like Brookland with a growing Hispanic population has helped us develop a strong tie with the Hispanic community by organizing campus visits and info sessions for Hispanic students, collaborating in translation and interpretation tasks for the Stokes Public Charter School, and inviting wonderful speakers to talk about their experiences with the Spanish culture. For the years to come we will be constantly seeing, tasting, and embracing Hispanic language culture.

Faculty Advisors:  

Dr. Gonzalo Campos Dintrans

Dr. Anne Calderon


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Día de los Muertos — Come celebrate with us THE DAY OF THE DEAD (Día de los muertos). While we talk about this tradition,  you are going to be decorating your own CALAVERITA de AZÚCAR

Carlos Rosario School Visit — Campus visit, tour of the Basilica, and info session for the students of Carlos Rosario Int’l Public Charter School.

Lotería — Join us for a fun afternoon of Mexican Bingo and win great prizes!

GALA Theatre — Come watch GALA’s production “Cabaret Barroco” in Columbia Heights. Free tickets will be going fast!
Fall Fiesta — Come visit us at our stand in the Fall Fiesta event and learn more about our fall events schedule.
 CUA World Cup — Join the Spanish Club to play at the annual CUA World Cup with the other language clubs.
 Cooking Nights — Learn how to prepare delicious recipes from Spain, Argentina, or Mexico!