Casa Hispana Student Program Assistants: On-Campus Spanish-Language Living and Leadership

Live and lead in a great house and use your organization, creativity and communication skills to build community among your peers while speaking and interacting in Spanish.

The Department of Spanish & Portuguese offers a great opportunity for students interested in developing their leadership and programmatic skills while living in a Spanish-speaking environment. 

Casa Hispana Program Assistants oversee the functioning of the house while fostering a positive atmosphere as well as engaging in and encouraging conversation in Spanish among all the residents. 

Casa Hispana Program Assistants must live in the house, but are not required to be on a campus meal plan, though some decide to purchase the meal plan anyway.

Casa Hispana Program Assistants and residents of La Casa Hispana celebrate a variety of traditions from the Spanish-speaking world by hosting events that are open to the community. The house also functions as a hospitality center for some department events.

Applications for Program Assistants typically open early February for spots in the following academic year. When applications are open, they can be accessed from this web page. The deadline for the 2022/2023 academic year is Monday, February 7, 2022 at noon.

Apply for this upcoming year by completing the Online Application Form

Residents must be native or near-native speakers of Spanish and be an upper-class student. Students will need to maintain full-time student status for the duration of their employment and be in good academic standing with the college. The position will be limited to one academic year.

Contact our Casa Hispana faculty liaison, Professor Susana Blanco-Iglesias blancoiglesi@macalester.edu if you have any questions.

Casa Hispana
196 S. Vernon St.
St. Paul, MN 55105