¡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.


Graduation Party for Latinx
May 9, 2018
There will be a graduation party for Spanish majors and enthusiasts on Saturday, May 12 with honors presented from 3:00 to 4:30 at Convocation Hall, followed by a reception at Guerry Garth until 6:00. This event is sponsored by A.D.E.L.A.N.T.E.
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A Visit to the European Parliament
April 11, 2018
Sewanee students participating in Sewanee Semester in Spain are examining Spain's history and its role in the European Union and the world. Sometimes their travels have taken them beyond the borders of Spain. For example, the group visited Morocco, a country with significant cultural ties to Spain, and just this week, the students went to Brussels, the capital of the European Union and got to tour the Parliament for the European Union.
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Students Visit Exhibit of Photography from Mexico
April 3, 2018
Dr. Manuel Chinchilla accompanied students to view the exhibit, "Under the Mexican Sky: A Revolution in Modern Photography" at the Hunter Museum of American Art in Chattanooga on Saturday, March 31. This outing was sponsored by the Spanish Department and HOLA (Hispanic Organization for Latino Awareness.)
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