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Welcome from the Department of Spanish and Portuguese faculty, staff, and students. We invite you to read our Value Statement!
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Early Recipient of DACA Earns His Ph.D. at Georgetown

May 31st, 2022

Early Recipient of DACA Earns His Ph.D. at Georgetown A Georgetown graduate student was among the first recipients of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program 10 years ago. Last…

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Homenaje al poeta Javier Heraud

April 11th, 2022

Please join us for a fantastic opportunity to learn about the Peruvian poet Javier Heraud, and to reflect on his importance as well as poetry in general with Roger Santiváñez. This event,…

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Special lecturer: Marc Caellas

March 15th, 2022

The Department of Spanish and Portuguese at Georgetown University presents: Marc Caellas Déjenlo todo, nuevamente. Láncense a los caminos: Roberto Bolaño y la literatura…

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PLEASE NOTE: Due to COVID-19, the faculty and staff of the Office of Spanish and Portuguese are working remotely. Please reach out to the department via email. Thank you!

Spanish and Portuguese are indispensable languages of the Americas, Europe, and the world. Catalan’s reach is less extensive than Spanish and Portuguese, but is a critical language for understanding Spanish and European history. Join our exciting community of students, staff and faculty as we explore the literary, linguistic, and artistic diversity of people on every continent. If you came to Georgetown hoping to leave campus more attuned to the globalized currents of the present, past and future, our department is a place for you.

Take a class, consider a major, drop in the office hours of one of our world renowned professors, or perhaps just stop by a conversation hour and munch on a cookie while you’re at it…pick up a new language, improve an old one, learn why your own words take the forms and sequences that they do…learn about countries you know deeply already or barely know at all…read those books you always wanted to and discover new favorite authors along the way…plunge with gusto into familiar topics or find yourself in traditions and theories you never dreamed existed…and then leave us bolstered by whatever you have gained in our community to go and study abroad, volunteer locally, reach out to other communities, take your next steps in new places knowing that the paths you made here have created a map you can rely upon in the future.