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Spanish & Portuguese Studies

The Division of Spanish & Portuguese Studies is committed to the production and transmission of knowledge of the Spanish and Portuguese languages and the literatures and cultures of Spain, Portugal, Latin America, and U.S. Latinos.
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Faculty members, Leigh Mercer and Donald Gilbert-Santamaría, have taken on new departmental positions aimed at enhancing efficiency and providing increased student... Read more
León Bensadón, longtime friend and colleague of Spanish and Portuguese Studies Division, passed away on November 4, 2012. Donations in Léon's... Read more
Changing demographics nationally and locally lend a new urgency to our mission to study language, literatures, and cultures. Join us today as we strive to create knowledgeable and compassionate... Read more
We would like to highlight two special funds available to help students of the Spanish and Portuguese Studies Division accomplish study-abroad and career-development goals.  David William Foster... Read more
http://seattle.cervantes.es/en/default.shtm The Cervantes Institute was founded in Spain in 1991. The largest organization of its kind, its... Read more
Welcome to Ana García de Jalón, the new Director of the Center for Spanish Studies.  Born in Zaragoza, close to the Pyrenees in northeastern Spain, García de Jalón attended Zaragoza... Read more


Dec 4
Dec 5
Faculty Meeting
12:30pm to 1:20pm: SAV 136
Jan 16
Faculty Meeting
12:30pm to 1:20pm: TBD

Study Abroad

For students who will have completed SPAN 102, 110, or 122, or students who have placed into SPAN 103
Next offered: Spring 2015
For students at the 300- or 400-level of Spanish.
Next offered: Summer 2015
For students at any Spanish level interested in food culture
Next offered: Summer 2015

Contact Us

University of Washington
C-104 Padelford Hall
Box 354360
Seattle, WA 98195-4360

Phone: (206) 543-2020
Fax: (206) 685-7054
Email: spsuw@uw.edu
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