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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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Senior Lecturer Inma Raneda-Cuartero was honored during the First Quarter of the UW vs. Cal game on Saturday, October 7th.  Raneda-Cuartero and her fellow 2017 Distinguished Teaching Award recipients... Read more
“Even before I started my studies, the Department of Spanish & Portuguese Studies has been a welcoming and intellectually stimulating environment,” said Erin McCoy, who completed her MA in... Read more
Vivian Mills, a SPS PhD student in Hispanic Studies, has been named the Richard M. Willner Memorial Scholar and a 2017-2018 Graduate Fellow at the Stroum Center for Jewish Studies at University of... Read more
Dalia Correa, the new Senior Academic Counselor and Graduate Program Advisor in Spanish & Portuguese Studies, wants students to know that her door is open:  “I want to be the home base that a... Read more
The NW CÁDIZ Program released a new video promoting our unique and long-running program. This program provides an authentic study abroad environment for all participants.  Over 1600 students have... Read more
During Winter 2017, a group of 23 highly motivated 203, 301 and 302-level students traveled to the city of Quito, Ecuador. They lived with local families, studied the local culture and were immersed... Read more


Oct 17
UW Spanish Club
6:30pm to 7:30pm: THO 325
Oct 24
UW Spanish Club
6:30pm to 7:30pm: THO 325
Oct 31
UW Spanish Club
6:30pm to 7:30pm: THO 325
Nov 3
Department Meeting
1:30pm to 3:00pm: HUB 238
Nov 7
UW Spanish Club
6:30pm to 7:30pm: THO 325

Study Abroad

Fall semester, spring semester, or a 1-year program for advanced students (SPAN 301 level & above)
Next offered: Spring 2018

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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