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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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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
FACULTY SPOTLIGHT | MARÍA GILLMAN By Irene Panke Hopkins Thanks to María Gillman, Principal Lecturer, Third-Year Language Coordinator and Department Director of Service Learning, SPS boasts... Read more
Study Abroad | Exploration Seminars in Mexico and Spain By Irene Panke Hopkins In her work with Heritage Learners, Professor Maria Gillman observed a startling phenomenon. “When they visited... Read more


May 25
Portuguese Bate-papo
6:30pm: Kitanda Espresso & Açaí: Greenlake Village
Jun 2
Lost in Translation: A visual display of Seattle's linguistic landscape
3:00pm to 5:00pm: Padelford Hall 2nd Floor C-Wing
Jun 3
Faculty Meeting
12:30pm to 1:20pm: HUB 238
Jun 8
Portuguese Bate-papo
6:30am: Kitanda Espresso & Açaí: Greenlake Village
Oct 7
Faculty Meeting
12:30pm to 1:20pm: TBA

Study Abroad

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

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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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