Learning Spanish and Portuguese opens doors to the global community.
When you study Spanish or Portuguese, you learn in-demand skills that employers value, such as critical thinking, research, and interpersonal communication. The department prepares you for advanced degrees in language, education and other fields, as well as careers in business, law, medicine, NGO leadership and more.
Put your Spanish & Portuguese Studies major to use as a:
- Language educator
- Foreign service officer
- Union organizer
- NGO project manager
Continuing to Grow
Over the past few years, the Spanish & Portuguese Studies program has introduced courses specifically tailored to students from Washington state’s large Spanish-speaking community. The department’s Center for Heritage Learning builds partnerships among UW’s heritage students and educators, administrators and the community at large.
Find Yourself in Spanish & Portuguese Studies
Learn from an internationally recognized and diverse faculty, engage in service-learning opportunities with local communities, and take advantage of an impressive selection of study abroad options.
Department of Spanish and Portuguese Studies Stories
Spanish Studies graduate students are planning a Spanish-language film festival for Chief Sealth High School.
Knighthood, a Woman of Courage award, and more honors for faculty in the College of Arts & Sciences.