Department of Spanish and Portuguese
Department of Spanish and Portuguese



Ignacio Carvajal, 2018 Poetic Bridges Award from Casa de las Américas! 

Ida Vitale, Premio Cervantes 2018

Introducing the Portuguese Flagship Program:

The Portuguese Flagship Program (PFP) is a merit-based undergraduate course of study designed for learners of Portuguese who seek to acheive professional working proficiency while pursuing majors of their choice. The PFP offers an unprecedented opportunity for motivated students to internationalize their academic experience. 

The University of Texas at Austin is the second institution in the United States to host the Portuguese Flagship Program. We encourage you to browse the site and contact us, or just visit us at the PFP office (BEN 2.124)

Visit the Portuguese Flagship Webpage

Course Spotlight: 



Certificates and Minors:


Learn more about certificates and minors here.


Welcome, New Graduate Students!

The Department welcomes our newest graduate students: Pilar Villanueva, Luis Avilés González, Ricardo Castro, Wilfredo Burgos-Matos, Vera Burrows, Victoriano Garre-Léon, and Rafael Jiménez-Baralt.

New Certificates in Spanish announced for 2018-2020!

New certificates for Spanish in the Medical Professions and in Business Spanish are being offered from Fall 2018. Please see our advisors in BEN 2.108 to discuss these opportunities.




Open Letter to President Fenves re: Hurricane Maria

This letter, endorsed by Puerto Rican faculty members on campus, is in regards to the devastation inflicted on Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands by Hurricane Maria and proposes measures that the Office of the President might consider to engage in short or long term relief efforts to resolve the humanitarian crisis.

The Globetrotters begin a new season!

globetrotters soccer

The Benedict Hall Globetrotters begin their new season Thursday, September 28th at 8pm at the Wright IM Fields (4901 Guadalupe St). Last semester they were undefeated in the regular season and went on to the Intramural co-ed playoffs! Fans and spectators are welcome to attend these exciting games. Good luck this season!

Jorge Pérez

Acting Chair of Spanish and Portuguese

Jorge Pérez
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    The University of Texas at Austin
    BEN 2.116
    150 W. 21st Street, Stop B3700
    Austin, TX 78712-1155
    Advising & Registration: 512-232-4506/512-232-4503; Graduate Coordinator: 512-232-4502