Hispanic & Italian Studies

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Learn online in our 'real-time' courses


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Spanish conversation café

Conversation café
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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.

Undergraduate 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.

Hispanic studies
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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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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

Our department offices remain closed and we continue to work remotely as part of the Covid-19 response to minimize impact. Our Faculty & Staff are available by email.

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.

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


Acknowledgement of the territories

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