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The Department of Spanish and Portuguese is dedicated to the study of languages, literatures, and cultures of Latin America and the Iberian Peninsula. By some estimates, Spanish is (after Mandarin Chinese and English) the third-most widely spoken language in the world today. Our department’s programs range from the most elementary instruction in the Spanish language through advanced seminars in literature, culture, and linguistics.

The Junior Year Abroad program in Spain and other semester or summer abroad programs in Latin America offer rich opportunities for students to greatly improve their language skills while experiencing the unique cultures of those areas. Tulane is also home to the internationally-renowned Stone Center for Latin American Studies, which brings together scholars of many fields and operates vibrant interdisciplinary undergraduate and graduate programs.