Carthage has more than 120 student groups and organizations through which students can get involved, explore possible careers, meet other students, work closely with faculty advisors, and perform community service. The following clubs are popular with students majoring in Spanish. See a full list of Carthage student organizations.
Alpha Mu Gamma
Alpha Mu Gamma is the National Collegiate Foreign Language Honor Society. The organization promotes language studies, cultural events, and community outreach. AMG offers many scholarships and is a great networking tool. Members attend the National Alpha Mu Gamma Conference and plan events for National Foreign Language Week.
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International Friendship Society
International Friendship Society promotes diversity and cultural awareness on campus by hosting a variety of public events that include international food, music, dance, and more. The organization brings together international students studying at Carthage with American students in order to encourage cultural exchanges. The club’s most important event is the annual International Dinner, which raises money for a selected international nonprofit organization.
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Mesa Espanola, or Spanish Table, is a weekly lunch for students who are studying Spanish, have studied abroad, or are just interested in speaking the language. Students can use the Spanish that they are learning, reminisce about studying abroad, or just talk with other students in Spanish. The Spanish Table is run by Professor Ed Montanaro and is open to all.
Latinos Unidos aims to educate club members about Hispanic culture: historical events, lifestyles, traditions, religions, and customs. Knowledge of the language is not necessary. The group welcomes everyone in discussions of current events that affect Hispanics, promoting the Hispanic culture at Carthage and in the surrounding community and providing a support system for club members. Latinos Unidos encourages members to perform voluntary community service to increase Hispanic families’ awareness of programs at Carthage, while increasing the value that these families place on education. The group strives to motivate and develop the self-esteem of its members through their involvement in the organization’s activities and to advocate for the advancement of Hispanics in the United States.
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