Hispanic & Italian Studies

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Hispanic studies

Spanish is the second most widely spoken language in the world. Irene Vitale says learning a new language and experiencing different cultures will help her as she plans to study international business.

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Undergraduate studies

In our tight-knit community, you will work closely with faculty and students to explore the languages, literatures, cultures, histories and arts of Spain, Latin America and Italy.

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Make the world your classroom

Our study abroad programs will increase your ability to communicate with people from different cultures or countries. Gabriela Turla spent a term in Cuenca, Ecuador.

Study in Latin America
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Learn online in one of our 'real-time' courses

Attend a virtual class and participate in live discussions with your instructor and fellow classmates.

Learn online in one of our 'real-time' courses
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Study abroad

Expand your horizons by studying abroad through the department's unique programs, like the three-month study program in Alcalá, Spain.

Study in Spain

Hispanic & Italian Studies during Covid-19

The department main office is open Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays at 8:00am-4:00pm. On Mondays & Thursdays main office staff is working remotely during regular business hours; email spanit@uvic.ca for assistance. If you would like to contact our faculty & instructors please see Faculty & Staff.

More information is available on UVic's COVID-19 resource page.

Expand your cultural horizons

Join us to immerse yourself in the languages and cultures of Spain, Latin America and Italy. We offer small classes, experiential learning and study abroad opportunities.

Whether you want to build your language and cultural skills or prepare to live and work abroad, Hispanic and Italian studies can help you understand your place in the world.

Open the doors to the Spanish-speaking world from North America to Patagonia to Western Europe and enhance your future career prospects!

Find your edge in UVic's Department of Hispanic & Italian Studies


Territory acknowledgment

The Department of Hispanic & Italian Studies acknowledges and respects the lək̓ʷəŋən peoples on whose traditional territory the university stands, and the Songhees, Esquimalt and WSÁNEĆ peoples whose historical relationships with the land continue to this day.