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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

Two of the five scholars in the inaugural class of the President’s Postdoctoral Fellowship Program will join the College of Humanities, paired with faculty mentors for a year of research and professional development.  Lisa Covington, of...
Dr. Ana Cornide, Associate Professor of Practice and Director of the Critical Service Learning and Community Outreach in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese, is the recipient of the University’s 2022 Koffler Prize.  Sponsored by the...
Two projects involving College of Humanities professors have been selected in this year’s round of grants from the Provost’s Investment Fund.  The proposals are:   Online Interpreting Certificate Principal Investigator:...
Sonia Colina and Ana Cornide
Please join us in congratulating two of our world-class faculty members who recently received prestigious UA Awards of Distinction and Grants! Sonia Colina | Regents Professor of Spanish and Portuguese, Director of the National Center...
Three faculty members in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese have been promoted, demonstrating excellent performance in teaching, service and research. Dr. Kristin Doran is promoted from Assistant Professor of Practice to Associate...

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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