With over 500 million speakers all over the world, Spanish is the official language of more than twenty countries in Europe, America and Africa, and its presence is rapidly increasing elsewhere in the world. Spanish is the second language for global communication, with a strong, established and growing presence in the Arts, Business and Sciences, offering improved chances of employability. Latin America has a huge population of Spanish speakers, and as Australians increase their engagement with Latin America, it is now vital for graduates, leaders and professionals to possess an understanding in order to participate in an informed and thoughtful way with this diverse and complex part of the world.