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Welcome to the Department of Spanish and Portuguese at Miami University! We invite you to explore our website and browse our programs, activities and events. If you'd like more information, feel free to contact us.

In addition to forming strong oral and written communication skills in both Spanish and Portuguese, the department offers a rich undergraduate program that allows students to study the literature, language and cultures of the Hispanic/Latino and Lusophone worlds from a broad range of perspectives: film studies, gender studies, creative writing, history, and others. A variety of opportunities are available to students outside of the classroom as well, such as  faculty-led workshops in Latin America and Spain and service learning initiatives in the surrounding Hispanic communities. Whether in class, in one-on-one collaboration with the faculty, or in the larger community, our students develop the practical skills and cultural preparedness they need for their future as citizens and professionals in a world in which Hispanic/Latino and Lusophone cultures will play an increasingly important role.

Scholarship Applications

Reminder! Scholarship applications for the department of Spanish and Portuguese are now OPEN. Please see the Scholarship information page for details on which scholarships are available and fill out the scholarship online application when you have your required materials ready to submit. Application Deadline is APRIL 3, 2015!

Miami in Nicaragua Meeting

The Miami in Nicaragua program is a great opportunity for students interested in working towards their Spanish major or minor while spending a semester abroad. Students can earn up to 15 credit hours towards the major/minor and fulfill Miami’s Global Perspective requirements. The program combines academics, community service, and homestays to help students develop their language skills and gain the understanding of culture, history and literature that only comes from studying abroad.

Information Meeting: Wednesday, March 18, 2015 at  6:30 p.m. in Irvin 242

2014-15 Lecture Series

The Department of Spanish and Portuguese invites you to attend any and all of these talks. They will take place at 5:00 PM unless otherwise specified. All talks are free and open to the public.


Study Abroad Nicaragua

Portugal Immersion