"I really appreciate the hands-on experiences I have gained through Western. Being a Spanish major, I had the opportunity to study abroad in Puerto Rico twice. This is something I never could have done without the help of the Spanish Department. When I started out in the program, I had almost no experience with the language. My professors worked with me to help me feel comfortable in learning Spanish. The small classes here ensure that you will be able to get the best help you can from your professors. Once, I was in a class of only three students—it was the calmest environment for learning a foreign language, making Western feel like home."