The Spanish School at Mills offers a program of co-curricular activities comparable to those offered on the Vermont campus. The proximity of the Mills College campus to Spanish-speaking communities provides the opportunity for students to employ the language outside of the campus community.
The Spanish School at Mills has been host to experts on Catalan, Venezuelan, Colombian, and Cuban music, as well as the music of the Sephardic diaspora. Regular karaoke nights have been a popular means of introducing students to both popular and traditional Spanish-language songs. The East Bay area is home to world-class talent, and Spanish School participants have enjoyed concerts by the Venezuelan Music Project, Cascada de Flores, and events at the Peña de Berkeley Cultural Center.
The Spanish School fields a soccer team which has competes against the other Language Schools. The Mills campus has an outdoor Olympic swimming pool, and the beautiful grounds are perfect for jogging and walking.
Food and cooking
The weekly cooking club introduces students to the regional cuisines of the Spanish-speaking world, and the Hispanic community of the Bay Area provides students with direct access to this important aspect of culture.
Students learn a variety of dances, including salsa and merengue, sevillanas, and indigenous dances of Mexico and Colombia. These dance groups perform in concert at a final event.
Weekend excursions to natural sites around the Bay Area have included trips to Redwood Regional Park and to Mt. Tamalpais State Park.