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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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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, Janet 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
Registration for Spring Quarter begins February 10, which means students can enroll in many of the interesting courses offered in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese Studies!   Some of these... Read more
The Portuguese word parça loosely translates as “brother.” Parça is the short for the word parceiro (colleague, partner) and that is how the seventeen-year old high school... Read more


Apr 27
Over the Rainbow: Alfredo Arreguín
5:00pm: Schack Art Center
Apr 27
May 5
Faculty Meeting
12:30pm to 1:30pm: HUB 238
Jun 2
Faculty Meeting
12:30pm to 1:30pm: HUB 238

Study Abroad

None of our programs are currently accepting applications, but you can learn about them in the Study Abroad section.

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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