Welcome to
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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UW Students explore Spain’s economy from the inside. In Spain, the most profitable bank is also one of the smallest. There is a department store where you can buy everything from a can of olive oil... Read more
Principal Lecturer María Gillman has had a scholarship named in her honor at Auburn Riverside High School.  The Maria Gillman/Bryan Robinson Scholarship will be awarded to native Spanish speakers who... Read more
By Katie King As Humphrey Bogart said to Claude Rains in the closing scene of Casablanca, “…I think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship.” The Seattle Latino Film Festival (SLFF)... Read more
On October 8, Universidad de Chile’s professor Grínor Rojo offered a talk entitled “La dictadura y la postdicatdura y la contrarrevolución,” an event organized by the University of Washington... Read more
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


Jan 11
Faculty Meeting
2:30pm: HUB 307
Jan 17
1:30pm to 3:30pm: LOW 114
Jan 24
1:30pm to 3:30pm: LOW 114
Jan 31
1:30pm to 3:30pm: LOW 114
Feb 1
Faculty Meeting
2:30pm: HUB 307

Study Abroad

Fall semester, spring semester, or a 1-year program for advanced students (SPAN 301 level & above)
Next offered: Autumn 2019
Early Fall Start for Advanced or Heritage Students with an Interest in Business
Next offered: Summer 2019
For students at the advanced level
Next offered: Autumn 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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