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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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Welcome

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 12
Bate-Papo Virtual Come chat and have fun! Nov 12 Dec 3 5-6pm via Zoom  https://arizona.zoom.us/j/92504280943
Oct 29
Bate-Papo Virtual Come chat and have fun! Oct 29 Nov 12 Dec 3 5-6pm via Zoom  https://arizona.zoom.us/j/92504280943
Oct 16
Come and chill with your afternoon snack and practice your Spanish language skills with other learners and graduate students from the Department of Spanish and Portuguese! When: 3:00pm-4:00pm every Friday (Fall 2020) From August 28th...
Oct 15
Bate-Papo Virtual Come chat and have fun! Oct 15, 29 Nov 12 Dec 3 5-6pm via Zoom  https://arizona.zoom.us/j/92504280943
Nov 20
Come and chill with your afternoon snack and practice your Spanish language skills with other learners and graduate students from the Department of Spanish and Portuguese! When: 3:00pm-4:00pm every Friday (Fall 2020) From August 28th...
Nov 6
Come and chill with your afternoon snack and practice your Spanish language skills with other learners and graduate students from the Department of Spanish and Portuguese! When: 3:00pm-4:00pm every Friday (Fall 2020) From August 28th...
Oct 30
Come and chill with your afternoon snack and practice your Spanish language skills with other learners and graduate students from the Department of Spanish and Portuguese! When: 3:00pm-4:00pm every Friday (Fall 2020) From August 28th...
Nichole Guard, Senior Program Coordinator in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese, has been honored as one of nine recipients for this year’s University of Arizona Individual Awards for Excellence.  Guard, who joined the University in...
Nov 13
Come and chill with your afternoon snack and practice your Spanish language skills with other learners and graduate students from the Department of Spanish and Portuguese! When: 3:00pm-4:00pm every Friday (Fall 2020) From August 28th...
Oct 1
Bate-Papo Virtual Come chat and have fun! Oct 1, 15, 29 Nov 12 Dec 3 5-6pm via Zoom  https://arizona.zoom.us/j/92504280943

Alumni News & Directory

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