If you speak Spanish you can communicate with almost 500 million people worldwide. Imagine how many friends you could make, think about how many more employment opportunities that could give you! And if you’re traveling in Latin America or Spain, a little knowledge of Spanish will go a long way. And of course, if you’re planning to retire or relocate in a Spanish speaking country, Spanish is a must in order to get the most out of your new life. Apart from all this, learning Spanish is an incredibly fulfilling experience. Once you start to get a grip of the language you begin to appreciate its beauty and its roots and discover that many of the words are indeed similar to your own language.
 Studying and practicing Spanish increases problem-solving skills, improves memory and mental sharpness.
Increase your educational opportunities: knowing a foreign language will enable you to take advantage of significant educational opportunities, such as spending a summer or a semester abroad.
Prepare you for graduate school: Students who have studied foreign languages score better on entrance exams. Foreign language is an important research tool in many disciplines, and reading knowledge of a foreign language is usually required for completion of a doctorate.