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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

Oct 21
Bate-Papo Virtual Come chat and have fun! 09/09, 09/23, 10/07, 10/21, 11/04, 11/18 5-6pm via Zoom: https://arizona.zoom.us/j/89536596125
Nov 2
A film of aesthetic splendor, narrative vigor, tension and emotion, A Fantastic Woman centers on Marina and Orlando, who are in love and planning for the future. After Orlando’s sudden death, his family casts suspicion on Marina, a trans woman...
While most scholars focus on their singular specialty, Sonia Colina has long found herself drawn to both the formal aspects of language structure and the practical work of translating between languages.  The expertise in both fields has earned...
Oct 20
Come practice your Spanish language skills with other learners and graduate students from the Department of Spanish and Portuguese*! When: 6:00pm-7:00pm (AZ time) every Wednesday (Fall 2021) Where: We will be alternating modalities weekly, one...
Dec 1
El Programa de Espanol como Lengua de Herencia les invita a Club Bilingüe 6 PM: https://arizona.zoom.us/j/82086963870  What is Club Bilingue? It is a weekly opportunity for students enrolled in the SHL (Spanish as a...
Oct 27
Come practice your Spanish language skills with other learners and graduate students from the Department of Spanish and Portuguese*! When: 6:00pm-7:00pm (AZ time) every Wednesday (Fall 2021) Where: We will be alternating modalities weekly, one...
Oct 20
El Programa de Espanol como Lengua de Herencia les invita a Club Bilingüe 6 PM: https://arizona.zoom.us/j/82086963870  What is Club Bilingue? It is a weekly opportunity for students enrolled in the SHL (Spanish as a...
Oct 21
Welcome back Wildcats!  We're excited to bring back our Wildcat Welcome event, Vamos a la Playa/Para a Praia, this Fall semester and YOU'RE INVITED!  Please join us for a beach themed relaxing and fun evening on the UA Mall. ...
Nov 3
El Programa de Espanol como Lengua de Herencia les invita a Club Bilingüe 6 PM: https://arizona.zoom.us/j/82086963870  What is Club Bilingue? It is a weekly opportunity for students enrolled in the SHL (Spanish as a...
Nov 24
Come practice your Spanish language skills with other learners and graduate students from the Department of Spanish and Portuguese*! When: 6:00pm-7:00pm (AZ time) every Wednesday (Fall 2021) Where: We will be alternating modalities weekly, one...

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