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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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SPS PhD Student Vivian Mills, as part of her appointment as the Richard M. Willner Memorial Scholar and a 2017-2018 Graduate Fellow at the Stroum Center for Jewish Studies at University of Washington... Read more
The University of Washington College of Education offers a bilingual teaching certificate program, starting June 2019.  Through the College of Education scholarship program, Project B.E.C.A. (... Read more
Two SPS Portuguese students have won both Boren Scholarships and Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships.  Benjamin Kanter and Sarah Rinehart received the awards, announced The Henry M.... Read more
Senior and Spanish Major Kelsey Early has joined Phi Beta Kappa.  Of the selection, she said “to me, being selected for Phi Beta Kappa means I have achieved one of my highest academic goals. I know I... Read more
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


Oct 19
Department Meeting
3:30pm to 5:00pm: HUB 238
Oct 22
UW Spanish Club
5:30pm to 6:30pm: THO 231
Oct 23
1:30pm to 3:30pm: LOW 116
Oct 29
UW Spanish Club
5:30pm to 6:30pm: THO 231
Oct 30
1:30pm to 3:30pm: LOW 116

Study Abroad

For students who have completed SPAN 103, 123, 134, or students who have placed into SPAN 201 or 202
Next offered: Spring 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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