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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 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
Charlene Souriano and Roslyn Cooper are among the most dedicated students in Portuguese at the UW and are life-long language learners. Charlene, who has a Spanish-Portuguese last name, took... Read more
Two Spanish majors, Jannette Gutiérrez, ’18 and Della Norton, ’17 have been selected for the Husky 100 for 2017. Each year, the Husky 100 recognizes 100 UW undergraduate and graduate students from... Read more
Inma Raneda-Cuartero, Senior Lecturer in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese Studies, has been awarded a University of Washington 2017 Distinguished Teaching Award, a recognition bestowed by the... Read more
Spanish and Portuguese Studies is adding two new sections for Summer 2017: SPAN 323 and SPAN 484. The department is adding a section of SPAN 323 for Summer 2017, A-term.  If you have a conflict this... Read more


Oct 6
Department Meeting
2:30pm to 4:30pm: SAV 138
Nov 3
Department Meeting
2:30pm to 4:30pm: HUB 238
Dec 1
Department Meeting
2:30pm to 4:30pm: HUB 238

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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