Hispanic & Italian Studies

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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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Italian studies

Whether you want to focus on Italian studies or just take an elective, you’ll find that our courses will provide you with life-long language skills and cultural competency that give you a competitive edge.

Italian 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

Expand your cultural horizons

Do you want to work fields of education, cultural exchange or diplomacy? Are you interested in visiting Machu Picchu, the architectural wonders of Rome, the glamour of Buenos Aires or the canals of Venice?

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.

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

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