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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

Congratulations to one of our outstanding graduate students, Lauren Souter, for being awarded the Portuguese Teachers Fellowship! This a full-ride fellowship to attend Middlebury Language Schools’ Portuguese Language Program, a 7 week...
Please join us in congratulating Ángela Matute Sánchez for winning the College of Humanities Outstanding GAT Award! Here is a quick bio about Ángela: “I am a Ph.D. candidate in Hispanic Linguistics at the University of...
Join us in congratulating Amy Warren, our administrative assistant in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese, for being awarded a 2021 UA Award for Excellence. Amy has inspired positive growth in the department, and is a key player in its success...
It is with great honor that we announce Professor Sonia Colina has been named an Arizona Regents’ Professor! The designation of Regents Professor is an honored position reserved for faculty scholars of exceptional ability who have achieved...
Join us in congratulating one of our graduate students, Jessica Tiegs, on being awarded the Karen Smith Fellowship Scholarship! Jessica is a third year PhD student studying Hispanic Linguistics in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese. She is...
Join us in congratulating Assistant Professor Kristin Doran for winning the College of Humanities Distinguished Faculty Advisor Award! Professor Doran is the Director of the Spanish Basic Language Program in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese...
Congratulations to another of our outstanding graduate students, Isabella Calafate de Barros, on being awarded the Karen Smith Fellowship Scholarship! Isabella is a Ph.D. candidate in Hispanic Linguistics. Her research interests are mainly in...
Congratulations to Professor Ana Carvalho for receiving a Department of Spanish and Portuguese grant for her research! Ana Carvalho is a Professor of linguistics within our Department. She is a sociolinguist especially interested in language...

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