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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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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

Mar 17
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: 6:00pm-7:00pm every Wednesday (Spring 2021) From January 13th...
Apr 14
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: 6:00pm-7:00pm every Wednesday (Spring 2021) From January 13th...
Mar 11
Bate-Papo Virtual Come chat and have fun! 03/11, 03/25, 04/08, 04/22 5:30-6:30pm via Zoom: https://arizona.zoom.us/j/89536596125
Mar 31
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: 6:00pm-7:00pm every Wednesday (Spring 2021) From January 13th...
Apr 8
Bate-Papo Virtual Come chat and have fun! 04/08, 04/22 5:30-6:30pm via Zoom: https://arizona.zoom.us/j/89536596125
A University of Arizona researcher is turning to digital mapping technology to reveal new insights about a nearly 500-year-old text and shed assumptions about early exploration of what is today the United States and the legacy of European power in...
Apr 22
Bate-Papo Virtual Come chat and have fun! 04/22 5:30-6:30pm via Zoom: https://arizona.zoom.us/j/89536596125
Mar 25
Bate-Papo Virtual Come chat and have fun! 03/25, 04/08, 04/22 5:30-6:30pm via Zoom: https://arizona.zoom.us/j/89536596125
Apr 7
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: 6:00pm-7:00pm every Wednesday (Spring 2021) From January 13th...
Apr 28
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: 6:00pm-7:00pm every Wednesday (Spring 2021) From January 13th...

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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Julia Domínguez
Ph.D.
Spanish
2004
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B.A.
Spanish
2007
B.A.
Latin American Studies
2007
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B.A.
Spanish
2012
B.S.
Health Sciences
2012
M.D.
Medicine
2016