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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 apppointment as the Richard M. Willner Memorial Scholar and a 2017-2018 Graduate Fellow at the Stroum Center for Jewish Studies at University of... Read more
Dr. Fernando Miño Garcés, Founder and Director of the Andean Center for Latin American Studies (ACLAS), and local Director of the UW in Quito Program, has been admitted to the Ecuadorian Academy of... Read more
La decisión de llevar a cabo este trabajo de campo surgió como resultado de las elecciones presidenciales en los EE.UU., celebradas en noviembre del 2016. Con la amenaza del presidente electo, Donald... Read more
Ana Gómez-Bravo created a class about Spanish food and culture a few years ago as a way to teach the language, but found no appropriate textbook for... Read more
The Instituto Cervantes and the Department of Spanish and Portuguese jointly organized a workshop entitled Qué, cómo y cuándo enseñar gramática en la clase de ELE, which took place last... Read more
The University of Washington College of Education is offering a new bilingual teaching certificate program, starting June 2018.  Through the College of Education scholarship program, Project B.E.C.A... Read more


Feb 22
1:30pm to 3:20pm: GLD 436
Feb 22
UW Spanish Club
6:30pm: THO 325
Mar 1
1:30pm to 3:20pm: GLD 436
Mar 1
UW Spanish Club
6:30pm: THO 325
Mar 2
Department Meeting
2:30pm to 4:00pm: HUB 238

Study Abroad

Fall semester, spring semester, or a 1-year program for advanced students (SPAN 301 level & above)
Next offered: Autumn 2018

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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