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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

Apr 6
El Programa de Espanol como Lengua de Herencia les invita a Club Bilingüe 04/06 - Mexican Folklorico Dance con Joel Saldana  6 PM: https://arizona.zoom.us/j/82086963870  What is Club Bilingue? It is a weekly...
Feb 16
El Programa de Espanol como Lengua de Herencia les invita a Club Bilingüe 02/16 - "One Day at a Time" y discusion de Latinx issues en los Estados Unidos con Gaby Yocupicio  6 PM: https://arizona.zoom.us/j/...
Apr 6
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  (But not during...
Graduating with a 4.0 and completing a triple major in Spanish, Economics and Political Science, Ryan Sheets is the December 2021 College of Humanities Outstanding Senior.  He intends to pursue a career that combines his undergraduate passions...
Apr 13
El Programa de Espanol como Lengua de Herencia les invita a Club Bilingüe 04/13 - TUSD Ethnic studies ban con Rina Ornelas Ybarra  6 PM: https://arizona.zoom.us/j/82086963870  What is Club Bilingue? It is a...
Apr 14
Bate-Papo Virtual Come chat and have fun! 01/20, 02/03, 02/17, 03/03, 03/17, 03/31, 04/14, 04/28 6:00 – 7:00pm via Zoom: https://arizona.zoom.us/j/89536596125
Jan 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  (But not during...
Feb 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  (But not during...
Mar 23
El Programa de Espanol como Lengua de Herencia les invita a Club Bilingüe 03/23 - Cine de oro: El gallo de oro and discussion con Louis Pantoja  6 PM: https://arizona.zoom.us/j/82086963870  What is Club...
Mar 2
El Programa de Espanol como Lengua de Herencia les invita a Club Bilingüe 03/02 - Bilingual and heritage language education in the US con Sarah Albrecht 6 PM: https://arizona.zoom.us/j/82086963870  What is Club...

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