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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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For two days in May, students at Seattle's Chief Sealth High School are heading to the movies — without leaving their school. The high school will host a Hispanic film festival featuring films from... Read more
Meg McFarland, a graduate of the SPS MA program in Hispanic Studies, has made a career out of her education in Spanish, which has led her to a vineyard on the slopes of the Peruvian Andes.  Owner and... Read more
SPS PhD Student Vivian Mills, as part of her apppointment as the Richard M. Willner Memorial Scholar and a 2017-2018 Graduate Fellow at the Stroum Center for Jewish Studies at University of... Read more
Dr. Fernando Miño Garcés, Founder and Director of the Andean Center for Latin American Studies (ACLAS), and local Director of the UW in Quito Program, has been admitted to the Ecuadorian Academy of... Read more
La decisión de llevar a cabo este trabajo de campo surgió como resultado de las elecciones presidenciales en los EE.UU., celebradas en noviembre del 2016. Con la amenaza del presidente electo, Donald... Read more
Ana Gómez-Bravo created a class about Spanish food and culture a few years ago as a way to teach the language, but found no appropriate textbook for... Read more


Apr 26
1:30pm to 3:20pm: PAR 112
May 3
1:30pm to 3:20pm: PAR 112
May 4
Department Meeting
2:30pm to 4:00pm: TBD
May 5
Spanish Language Film Festival – Outsider Heroes
11:00am to 6:00pm: Chief Sealth International High School
May 10
1:30pm to 3:20pm: PAR 112

Study Abroad

Fall semester, spring semester, or a 1-year program for advanced students (SPAN 301 level & above)
Next offered: Spring 2019
For students at the high intermediate/advanced level
Next offered: Winter 2019

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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