Alumni Story

Why I Chose Spanish & Portuguese

A holistic view of the world is the most important element when trying to solve a problem.

Autumn DiGaetano-Fedoruk
B.A. Spanish, Economics 2005
Head of Corporate Strategy, Blue Apron

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Degree Options

Students may elect a major that concentrates in either language and literature or language and linguistics. A major for those wishing to pursue a career in secondary school teaching is also available through the College of Education, as is an interdisciplinary major in which students combine Spanish and two other areas of study. 

Study Abroad

The Department of Spanish and Portuguese currently sponsors programs in Spain, Chile, Brazil, and Costa Rica.

Proficiency Exam

To register for the Spanish Proficiency exam for placement please proceed to the link and follow the instructions given: https://lppe.humanities.arizona.edu/

Meet Mely

Mely hopes to combine her majors in Spanish and Portuguese with environmental science and study abroad experiences in Ecuador and Brazil to become a rainforest rescuer.

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News & Events

Nov 2
Vámonos al Cotorreo! Come practice your Spanish language skills with other learners and graduate students from the Department of Spanish and Portuguese! When: 6:00 pm-7:00 pm (AZ time) every Wednesday  Where:  We will...
Oct 19
El Programa de Espanol como Lengua de Herencia les invita a Club Bilingüe 10/19 - Comunidad latina y comics en USA con María Hernández-Etura Wednesdays At 6 PM What is Club Bilingue? It is a weekly...
Nov 16
Vámonos al Cotorreo! Come practice your Spanish language skills with other learners and graduate students from the Department of Spanish and Portuguese! When: 6:00 pm-7:00 pm (AZ time) every Wednesday  Where:  We will...
Dec 7
Vámonos al Cotorreo! Come practice your Spanish language skills with other learners and graduate students from the Department of Spanish and Portuguese! When: 6:00 pm-7:00 pm (AZ time) every Wednesday  Where:  We will...
Oct 26
Vámonos al Cotorreo! Come practice your Spanish language skills with other learners and graduate students from the Department of Spanish and Portuguese! When: 6:00 pm-7:00 pm (AZ time) every Wednesday  Where:  We will...
Oct 12
Vámonos al Cotorreo! Come practice your Spanish language skills with other learners and graduate students from the Department of Spanish and Portuguese! When: 6:00 pm-7:00 pm (AZ time) every Wednesday  Where:  We will...
Written by Lillian Gorman “I really love the heritage program; I love how it feels like a family and I like how a lot of the staff just makes it feel like you're talking to an uncle or something. I especially like what the program...
Nov 2
El Programa de Espanol como Lengua de Herencia les invita a Club Bilingüe 11/02 - US Latinx Foodways and Customs con Xochilt Montaño Wednesdays At 6 PM What is Club Bilingue? It is a weekly opportunity for ...
Nov 9
El Programa de Espanol como Lengua de Herencia les invita a Club Bilingüe 11/09 - Salsa/Bachata night con Rina Ornelas Ybarra Wednesdays At 6 PM What is Club Bilingue? It is a weekly opportunity for students...
Sep 28
El Programa de Espanol como Lengua de Herencia les invita a Club Bilingüe 09/28 - The Comedy of Gabriel igelsias: Screening/Discussion con Adam Marquez Wednesdays At 6 PM What is Club Bilingue? It is a weekly...

Alumni News & Directory

Our Spanish majors have gone on to exciting careers around the world in a wide variety of industries. See what you can do with your degree.
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Carlui Brower
M.A.
Spanish
2019
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B.A.
Spanish
2020
B.S.
Biochemistry
2020
B.S.
Molecular and Cellular Biology
2020
Beatriz Jimenez-Villanueva
M.A.
Spanish
2009
Ph.D.
Spanish
2015