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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 faculty members in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese have been promoted, demonstrating excellent performance in teaching, service and research.Dr. Adriana Betancur is promoted from Lecturer to Senior Lecturer.Dr. Carmen King de Ram...
Associate Professor Anita Huizar-Hernández has been awarded two grants (PI for one, project team member for another) as part of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation's Digital Borderlands project.  Read all about it here: https...
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...
Ángela Matute Sánchez, a Spanish-language instructor and Ph.D. candidate in Hispanic Linguistics with a minor in Second Language Acquisition and Teaching, is the College of Humanities 2021 Outstanding GAT Award recipient.  Kristin...
Aug 11
Come and chill with a snack and practice your Spanish language skills with other learners and graduate students from the Department of Spanish and Portuguese*! When: 5:30-6:30pm (AZ time) every Wednesday (Summer 2021) from June 2nd through August...
Jul 28
Come and chill with a snack and practice your Spanish language skills with other learners and graduate students from the Department of Spanish and Portuguese*! When: 5:30-6:30pm (AZ time) every Wednesday (Summer 2021) from June 2nd through August...
Aug 4
Come and chill with a snack and practice your Spanish language skills with other learners and graduate students from the Department of Spanish and Portuguese*! When: 5:30-6:30pm (AZ time) every Wednesday (Summer 2021) from June 2nd through August...
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...

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
Melissa Pitts
B.A.
Spanish
2007
B.A.
Latin American Studies
2007
Timothy Tiutan
B.A.
Spanish
2012
B.S.
Health Sciences
2012
M.D.
Medicine
2016