May 18, 2024

The Graduation Ceremony for the Department of Spanish, Italian & Portuguese will follow the Lawn Ceremony on Saturday, May 18 at 1:30 p.m. The ceremony will be in the Culbreth Theatre (Drama Building), located at 109 Culbreth Road.

IWL Distinguished Undergraduate Award Winners 2024

April 10, 2024

Congratulations to Spanish students Luis M. Ruano Campos, Aden Bilchick, and Brenna Meehan and Portuguese student William Woodford who were awarded this year’s Distinguished Undergrad Awards!

Congratulations Elizabeth!

April 12, 2024

Spanish Ph.D. student  Elizabeth Mirabal has been announced as the 2024 Tibor Wlassics Dante Fellowship winner.

Active Learning Meet Up

April 11, 2024

Matthew Street, Alicia Lopez Operé, and Rachel Geer (French) hosted an Active Learning Meet Up Thursday, April 4. Faculty shared community-building techniques to increase student output in active learning spaces.

Fall 24 Maya K'iche' Courses

April 4, 2024

KICH 1010 Introduction to K'iche' Maya I and KICH 2010 Intermediate Maya K'iche' II are being offered this fall!

K'iche' is one of the most common indigenous languages in Latin America, spoken by one million Maya in the western Highlands of Guatemala, the heartland of Maya culture. 

Research grant opportunity for undergraduates!

March 31, 2024

If you’re an undergraduate in the College of Arts and Sciences and plan to conduct research in the summer of 2024, the College Council, the governing body for undergraduate students in the College of Arts and Sciences, welcomes you to apply for the Minerva Grant.

World Language Student Colloquium

March 26, 2024

Breaking Binaries

March 26, 2024 3:30pm

Language Commons (NCH 298)


Bending Gender and Canon in the Nineteenth Century - Lincoln Day

Disability and the Social Hierarchy of Ancient Greece - Kate Jensen

Zapotec Muxes - Meghan Powers

IWL Distinguished Undergraduate Award

March 22, 2024

This award recognizes excellent undergraduate students who have exhibited extraordinary accomplishments in their studies of any World Language taught at the University of Virginia. One or more awards for an amount up to $1,000 will be given. Applications due March 22nd.


I Casa Bolivar Literary and Artistic Contest

March 21, 2024

Casa Bolivar is calling for proposals for its I Casa Bolivar Literary and Artistic Contest. Prizes will be awarded at the end of the school year, during the last week of classes, with a closing party to which all contest participants, friends and family will be invited.

New Spanish course for Fall 2024!

March 15, 2024

SPAN 3559 American History From Below (and How to Read It) with Daniel Doncel Martin 

Mo 5:00-7:30pm at Church of the Incarnation (1465 Incarnation Dr)

UVA in Mexico City

March 15, 2024

UVA in Mexico City: Contemporary Culture, Development, and Migration in the Ancient Aztec Capital-DEADLINE EXTENDED TO MARCH 15!

There is still time to join this inaugural UVA program in Mexico City this summer.

Apply to join Sigma Delta Pi!

February 26, 2024

If you want to promote Spanish Literatures and Cultures, Sigma Delta Pi is for you. Zeta Zeta Chapter of Sigma Delta Pi is currently accepting membership applications.

Caribbean Studies Spring 2024 Events

February 21, 2024

Caribbean Studies is happy to announce their first official event on February 21st @5pm in Minor Hall. 

Please RSVP using the link:

Sara Curruchich visit to UVA

February 19, 2024

Please join us for a week-long artist residency by Sara Curruchich (Kaqchikel), a leading voice in contemporary Indigenous music and activism in Latin America.

Graduate Seminar with Professor Alejandro de la Fuente

February 6, 2024

Please join us for a Graduate seminar with this year's Gerszten Family Visiting Professor Alejandro de la Fuente.

Tuesday, February 6

New Cabell Hall 504

11:00 am - 2:00 pm


Spanish Major Declaration Workshop

February 6, 2024

Tuesday, February 6 @ 5:00pm

116 Monroe Hall

Email to pre-register

2024 Gerszten Family Visiting Professor Alejandro de la Fuente

February 5, 2024

Please join us for this year's Gerszten Family Visiting Professor lecture with Professor Alejandro de la Fuente, "Their "Exquisite Works": Rewriting the Art History of Cuba.

Monday, February 5

Nau Hall 101

Lecture 5:15-6:30 pm

Reception 6:30-7:30 pm


Spanish Minor Declaration Workshop

January 23, 2024

Tuesday, January 23 @ 5:00pm

116 Monroe Hall

Email to pre-register

Inca Ephemerality with Stella Nair

December 7, 2023

Join us for a lecture with Professor Stella Nair on Inka Ephermerality, Thursday, Dec. 7, Fayweather Hall, room 102, 2-5 pm. The talk will go from 2-4 pm and be followed by a reception until 5 pm. 

Business Spanish Startup Expo

December 4, 2023

Come see what Business Spanish students have been working on this semester at the Business Spanish Startup Expo! December 4th, 12-12:45pm, Language Commons (NCH 298)

Spanish Teacher Position (2024-2025) Blair Academy

November 15, 2023

4th year Spanish majors, check out this Spanish teacher job opening at Blair Academy!

Final Casa Bolivar Merienda

November 15, 2023

The final Casa Bolivar Merienda for the fall semester is this Wednesday from 4-5:30pm. Don't miss out!

La bella en su jaula

November 10, 2023

Please join us on Friday for the production of La bella en su jaula. The play is presented by playwright and director Rubén Mosquera and actresses Zoe Bertona and Natalia Vacis. 

Friday November 10, 7:30pm

McLeod Auditorium 


A Dialogue with Rubén Mosquera

November 9, 2023

Please join us for a dialogue with Rubén Mosquera, Argentinian playwright and director.