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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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Announcements

GRAPHSY 2023

November 17th, 2022

Event Information 15th Graduate Portuguese and Hispanic Symposium (GRAPHSY)“Encuentros con el cuerpo: actitudes, performances y los sentidos”February 17, 2023 – In personContact:…

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¡La Hora del Café!

October 28th, 2022

Spanish Coffee Hour happening every Thursday from 2:30 PM -3:30 PM! Everybody is…

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Breaking Boundaries In Portuguese

October 28th, 2022

Join the Department of Spanish and Portuguese as we explore the concept of boundary as a dynamic in the encounter with the Other. Taking this as a point of departure, we will discuss diplomacy…

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Portuguese Proficiency Exams

August 31st, 2022

The Portuguese Proficiency Exam will happen on November 4, 2022, from 9am to 5pm. The exam will be held via Zoom, and students must sign up in advance to secure a time slot here:…

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GAAP 2021

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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.