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Spanish & Portuguese Studies

The Department 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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The University of Washington Center for Human Rights has announced funding opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students.  More information for these funds, including deadlines and rules for... Read more
By Josue Q. Estrada Derek Dang who enrolled in Spanish 301 had the opportunity to develop a relationship through Skype with a student from the National Autonomous University of Mexico in... Read more
FACULTY SPOTLIGHT | MARÍA GILLMAN By Irene Panke Hopkins Thanks to María Gillman, Principal Lecturer, Third-Year Language Coordinator and Department Director of Service Learning, SPS boasts... Read more
Study Abroad | Exploration Seminars in Mexico and Spain By Irene Panke Hopkins In her work with Heritage Learners, Professor Maria Gillman observed a startling phenomenon. “When they visited... Read more
Student Spotlight | Cameron Brandy By Irene Panke Hopkins When Cameron Brandy transferred to UW from Bellevue College in 2013, “he hit the ground running,” said Senior Academic Counselor,... Read more
FACULTY RAVE | INMA RANEDA-CUARTERO By Irene Panke Hopkins Congratulations to Inma Raneda-Cuartero on her nomination for a Distinguished Teaching Award through UW’s... Read more


Dec 4
Faculty Meeting
12:30pm to 1:20pm: HUB 238
Dec 6
International Ladino Day
4:00pm to 6:30pm: KNE 130
Jan 8
Faculty Meeting
12:30pm to 1:20pm: TBA
Mar 4
Faculty Meeting
12:30pm to 1:20pm: TBA
Apr 1
Faculty Meeting
12:30pm to 1:20pm: TBA

Study Abroad

Fall semester, spring semester, or a 1-year program for advanced students (SPAN 301 level & above)
Next offered: Autumn 2016
For students who will have completed SPAN 102, 110, or 122, or students who have placed into SPAN 103
Next offered: Spring 2016
For students at any Spanish level interested in food culture
Next offered: Summer 2016

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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