Why Major in Spanish?
Our program fosters in-demand skills for a wide variety of rewarding careers from business and government to arts and education.Learn more
Diverse & Interdisciplinary Research
From literature and cinema to linguistics and pop culture, our research engages diverse communities with knowledge that inspires and empowers.Faculty Research
Explore the Portuguese-Speaking World
We are excited to offer a minor in Portuguese Language and Luso-Brazilian Studies.New Minor
Spanish Heritage Language Program
We offer a unique course track that honors and builds upon the linguistic and transcultural experiences of our Spanish heritage speakers.Heritage Language Courses
Cultivating World Citizens
From Cadiz and Leon to Quito and Salvador da Bahia, our study abroad programs offer life-changing experiences well beyond language immersion.Study Abroad
Excellence in Graduate Studies
An internationally recognized and diverse faculty provides a stimulating intellectual environment for advanced learning and research.Graduate Programs
Welcome ~ Bienvenido ~ Bem Vinda
With over 700 million speakers world-wide, Spanish and Portuguese open doors in the global community. Our program immerses students in intensive language study while also cultivating the critical and creative thinking skills that propel our interconnected world forward. With deep ties to Seattle’s Spanish and Portuguese speaking communities, we offer our students unique opportunities for real-world engagement and impact.
Programs & Courses
This course examines Spanish conceptions of race and ethnicity in literary and visual representations from 1492 to 1700, including materials from short stories and plays... Learn more