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Opportunities for Students

On-Campus Activities

Las Terullias

Las Tertullias are Spanish conversation groups offered Autumn, Winter and Spring quarters run by the Center for Spanish Studies for students at the 100- and 200-level, the first hour focuses on 100-level students and the second hour focuses on 200-level students. Check our calendar for dates, times and locations.

UW Spanish Club

UW Spanish Club is a Registered Student Organization (RSO) run independent of the department by UW undergraduates.  Check our calendar for dates, times and locations of meetings.


The bate-papo is a great opportunity for anyone wanting to practice their spoken Portuguese. During these 50-minute sessions, students, staff, faculty and members of the community get together to informally chat. All levels are welcome!  Check the calendar for times and locations, or contact Portuguese Lecturer Eduardo Viana da Silva ( for more.

On-Campus Resources

El Taller de Redacción

The Department of Spanish & Portuguese Studies offers a writing workshop to help students in the 300-level language courses improve their writing skills. For more information, including the current schedule, please visit our Writing Workshop page (link to Google Doc).


Grants for North American Language & Culture Assistants in Spain

This grant gives students at the Intermediate or Advanced level of Spanish the opportunity to learn about Spanish language and culture by living in Spain and serving as an assistant of English in the Spanish public school system. For more information, please visit Spain's Ministry of Education webpage.

The Mary Gates Endowment

Every year, the Mary Gates Endowment awards Research, Leadership, Venture, and Honors scholarships to hundreds of University of Washington students. These scholarships give students the opportunity to engage in activities outside the classroom, thereby enhancing their undergraduate experience. For more information, please visit the Mary Gates Endowment webpage.

Professional Development

Experiential Learning / Service Learning

The Department of Spanish & Portuguese Studies offers students the opportunity to participate in an Experiential Learning project, in which they combine study with service to the Spanish-speaking community. For more information, please visit our Service Learning page.