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Class of 2021 Graduation Videos

Congratulations Class of 2021! We in the Department of Spanish, Italian, and Portuguese are so proud of everything our students have acomplished this year and are honored to have taught and guided you through your academic careers at UVa. Receiving a degree from a distinguished university is no small feat, particularly during these unprecedented times. In light of not having a department ceremony again this year, we have created two short and sweet videos of our professors offering their well wishes to this year's graduates.

Congratulations to Matt Pieri and Colin Cantwell! 

We are pleased to announce that Colin Cantwell and Matt Pieri have each earned high distinction for their work in the Spanish Department's Distinguished Major Program.  Colin Cantwell's thesis, "Los cómics como forma representativa del desencanto español entre 1975 y 1981: Reacciones a democratización y la Transición," was directed by Professor Sam Amago and Matt Pieri's thesis, "Identidad, masculinidad y memoria: el cuerpo queer en la obra de Pedro de Almodóvar," was directed by Fernando Opére.  Thanks to the initiative of librarians Miguel Valladares and Sherry Hietchew Lake, the

Undergraduate Awards 2021

Please join us in congratulating undergraduate students Jenna Benzing, Mary Margaret Chalk, Adelaide Brooks, Heather Snowden, and Zachary Zamof, who have each received special awards this academic year.

Jenna Benzing and Mary Margaret Chalk are this year’s recipients of the Lola Pelliccia Prize. This prize is awarded by the Italian program, thanks to the generous and continuing sponsorship of the Lola Pelliccia family, for outstanding essays written in Italian at the 3000 or 4000 level.

Valencia Abroad This Summer!

 Applications for the UVA in Valencia program are now open for the summer.  In the summer, we offer two sessions and four tracks:  Spanish Language & Culture, Business Spanish, Global Health, and Sports, Language, & Culture.  Session I will run from June 13-July 10 and Session II will run from July 11-Aug. 7. Students take two courses (6 credits) per session and can attend Session I, Session II, or both! In addition to the wide range of courses, the program offers weekly extracurricular activities, workshops, and several day trips.  


News & Announcements

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Questions on World Language Requirements and Placement?

June 27, 2022


Go to A&S World Language Requirements for answers. This helpful page has videos and answers to your FAQs. 

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ITTR3685 Italy on Screen: Sex, Gender and Racial Identities in the Glocal Context

May 19, 2022


With Prof Francesca Calamita

Fall 2022, Tuesday & Thursday 12:30-13:45


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May 9, 2022

The Graduation Ceremony for the Department of Spanish, Italian & Portuguese will follow the Lawn Ceremony on Saturday, May 21 at 2:30 p.m. The ceremony will be in the ... Read»

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