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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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La Furia is a one-hour weekly showcase of artists from Latin America, Spain and Portugal featuring anything from Cumbias and Afro-Cuban songs to Indie Rock and Hip Hop. Anything goes. Todo se vale.  ... Read more
SPS graduate student Angela Durán Real has presented findings regarding attitudes towards Study Abroad programs at a two-year college.  She worked with Asha Esterberg Tran, a faculty mentor at South... Read more
On March 10th the students of Spanish 404: Dialects of World Spanish presented their final projects in the 2nd floor B-wing of Padelford Hall. The presentations, the result of sociolinguistic... Read more
A number of interesting courses are offered in the Department of Spanish & Portuguese Studies Spring Quarter.  Some of these classes are special topics that may only be offered once, while others... Read more
The University of Washington Center for Human Rights has announced funding opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students.  More information for these funds, including deadlines and rules for... Read more
By Josue Q. Estrada Derek Dang who enrolled in Spanish 301 had the opportunity to develop a relationship through Skype with a student from the National Autonomous University of Mexico in... Read more


Dec 2
Faculty Meeting
12:30pm to 1:20pm: HUB 238

Study Abroad

Fall semester, spring semester, or a 1-year program for advanced students (SPAN 301 level & above)
Next offered: Spring 2017
For students who will have completed SPAN 102, 110, or 122, or students who have placed into SPAN 103
Next offered: Spring 2017
Next offered: Autumn 2017

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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