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/

News & Events

Nov 20
Go Global Expo 2019 Wednesday, November 20th 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. Global Center 615 N Park Ave Food, fun, and a chance to win a free flight (up to $1,500) to study abroad! global.arizona.edu/expo
Nov 21
CLIP: Clube da Língua Portuguese (Portuguese Language Club) Come chat in Portuguese and meet new people! The Portuguese Language Club meets on Thursdays at Panera Bread, from 5:30-7:00 PM. 11/21, 12/05
Dec 4
Do you want to practice speaking Spanish in a fun, casual setting while playing games?  Come to Spanish Game Club! The Spanish Game Club meets on Wednesdays from 2:10-2:50 PM in ML 406.
Nov 21
Come and chill with your morning drink and practice your Spanish language skills with other learners and graduate students from the Department of Spanish and Portuguese. When:  9:30-10:30 a.m. Thursdays for Fall 2019 11/21 Where:...
Nov 27
Do you want to practice speaking Spanish in a fun, casual setting while playing games?  Come to Spanish Game Club! The Spanish Game Club meets on Wednesdays from 2:10-2:50 PM in ML 406. 11/27, 12/04
Nov 20
Do you want to practice speaking Spanish in a fun, casual setting while playing games?  Come to Spanish Game Club! The Spanish Game Club meets on Wednesdays from 2:10-2:50 PM in ML 406. 11/20, 11/27, 12/04
The 10th annual Tucson Humanities Festival features 10 events offering thought-provoking lectures, panels, readings and films by faculty and special guests, including poet and author Sandra Cisneros.   As new ideas develop and new...
The Artistic Activism After Atrocity project examines how post-atrocity societies remember and engage with past violence, particularly the role of art in changing minds and attitudes that can lead to meaningful reconciliation.A University of Arizona...
On Thursday, September 12, 2019, approximately 100 undergrads taking classes in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese gathered on the University of Arizona Mall to be welcomed back to school by their instructors and the department staff. ...
Dec 5
CLIP: Clube da Língua Portuguese (Portuguese Language Club) Come chat in Portuguese and meet new people! The Portuguese Language Club meets on Thursdays at Panera Bread, from 5:30-7:00 PM.

Alumni News & Directory

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