Why study with us?

Students come to the UCLA Department of Spanish & Portuguese for a first-rate education in an exciting global city and a dynamic intellectual environment that prepares them for a wide array of fulfilling careers. Through our extensive selection of courses, study abroad programs, and community-focused learning opportunities, we take pride in shaping the next generation of culturally engaged, multilingual citizens and leaders intent on making a positive difference in the world.  

When you study with us, you can learn from experts in the languages and histories which connect and define diverse cultures spanning Europe, the Americas, the Caribbean, and parts of Africa. We offer training in Spanish, Portuguese, Catalan, Basque, Nahuatl, and Quechua, along with courses on a broad range of topics, from Spanish theater of the Golden Age to Brazilian concrete poetry, Caribbean photography and literature to Latin American art and politics. 

Our language courses are open to UCLA undergraduates from any major, at any level of linguistic ability, and can even be combined with our popular study abroad programs, which give students a chance to go to Argentina, México, or Spain. Our majors and minors allow you to delve deeper into a concentration of your choice and take advantage of the many research, career training, and community-engaged learning opportunities offered by the department.

The Department of Spanish & Portuguese welcomes students from all cultural, linguistic, ethnic, and educational backgrounds, in keeping with the exceptional diversity of Los Angeles itself and our mission as a public university. Read on to learn more about all of our programs, opportunities, and resources for UCLA undergraduates. 

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