Why Spanish at Iowa?

There are many reasons to study Spanish at Iowa! A renowned program with various courses and an understanding of how to leverage language skills after graduation!

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Do you feel yourself drawn to Spanish- and Portuguese-speaking culture? Do you want to further your language skills? Engage with culture and language with us!

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Build knowledge. Conduct research. Create new work. Stand out among your peers. You're going places, and it all starts here.

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Useful in all walks of life: 

Business, politics, healthcare, the arts!

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230+ Million


Number of Portuguese Speakers

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480+ Million

Number of Spanish Speakers

News and Announcements

Horacio Castellanos Moya, one of six University of Iowa faculty members to receive AHI grant for creative endeavors

Wednesday, May 8, 2024
From bringing veterans’ experiences to the stage with the help of augmented reality to exploring the art of Indian printmaking, six University of Iowa faculty members will cultivate a wide range of scholarly and creative projects with the support of the Arts and Humanities Initiative (AHI). Horacio will address the long periods of his life spent living in exile through a non-fiction project.

Ana Rodríguez-Rodríguez, 1 of 3 faculty members honored with the Michael J. Brody Award for Faculty Excellence in Service

Thursday, April 25, 2024
Established in memory of Professor Michael J. Brody, president of the Faculty Senate from 1986 to 1987, this award recognizes outstanding faculty who have made exceptional contributions to the university and the community. This year’s recipients were announced at the March 2024 UI Faculty Senate meeting and each will receive $1,000 and a commemorative piece of artwork designed by a graduate art student.

Mariana Mazer, PhD Candidate in Spanish, 1 of 15 CLAS graduate students awarded prestigious fellowships to support their research and creative work

Wednesday, April 24, 2024
A total of 15 graduate students have been named prestigious fellows by the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, with five receiving 2024-25 Marcus Bach Fellowships and ten receiving 2024 CLAS Dissertation Writing Fellowships. Congratulations to these deserving students!


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