¡Bienvenidos al departamento de español de Sewanee! Welcome to the Sewanee Spanish Department. Our department, which has seen rapidly growing demand in recent years, offers a comprehensive program, from beginning language classes to advanced courses in literature and culture.

Our culturally diverse faculty, from the United States, Spain, and Latin America, speak with a variety of accents and dialectical variants and conduct research in a broad range of geographical areas and time periods.

Students will find opportunities to hear and speak Spanish outside the classroom, at the Casa de España y las Américas, weekly Spanish Table, monthly tertulia gatherings, and occasional events such as lectures and film screenings.

The Spanish Department offers a number of study abroad programs. These include Summer in Spain, in which students hike the Camino de Santiago pilgrimage route across the north of the country, Semester in Spain, which focuses on Spain and the European Union, and travel to Latin America, in recent years to Cuba and Brazil.

The Spanish Department works closely with other departments and programs whose offerings we complement, such as International and Global Studies, Humanities, and Women and Gender Studies.


Trivia Night at the Spanish House
February 23, 2018
At the latest Tertulia, students met to compete in a Trivia night about "Spanish and Latin American stereotypes and strange traditions". Each team had to decide if certain traditions and practices are true or false. There were prizes for the winners!
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Sewanee Students Spend Easter Semester in Spain
February 8, 2018
Dr. Ruth Sanchez along with 8 students will be spending the spring semester studying in Madrid from January 13-April 29. While in Madrid, the students live with families in the same neighborhood of Moncloa, about half way to the Universidad Complutense where they will be taking classes and the center of the city. The students take four classes during their time in Madrid: one grammar-conversation class, one dedicated to an intensive cultural orientation of Spain, followed by a 10-day trip to Andalusia and Morocco. Upon return, students continue taking courses the other classes, one of them deals with Spain's role in the European Union, and another with European Art. To unite these two classes the students take a trip to locations in Europe that play a key role in Spanish history and contemporary political structure such as Brussels, Masstricht, and Aix-la-Chapelle. After the trip, the students come back to Madrid to complete the semester.
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Tertulia Schedule for the Spring Semester
January 31, 2018
The schedule has been set for fun activities at the Spanish House. Read more for details.
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