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  • UNDERGRADUATE PROFILE: Kaley Barbára

    March 1, 2019

    UNDERGRADUATE PROFILE: Kaley BarbáraKaley Barbára believes that adding a Spanish minor at UF has impacted her life more than she would have ever thought possible. Learning about the language, art, and music of the Spanish-speaking world sparked a desire in Kaley to immerse ...
  • ALUMNI SPOTLIGHT: Dámaris Mayans

    November 28, 2018

    ALUMNI SPOTLIGHT: Dámaris MayansDámaris was born in Alicante, in the southeast region of Spain. She grew up speaking valenciano with her grandparents and Spanish at home. Additionally, Alicante is a city on the coast, and so Dámaris grew up surrounded by people of ...
  • FACULTY SPOTLIGHT: SPS welcomes our new faculty

    November 28, 2018

    FACULTY SPOTLIGHT: SPS welcomes our new facultyThis year, SPS is thrilled to welcome three new faculty members to our department, and we are excited to introduce you to them here. Antonio Sajid López, Ph.D. Antonio Sajid was born in Ponce, Puerto Rico. He is an actor, an author, ...
  • PROGRAM SPOTLIGHT: Seville, Spain

    November 28, 2018

    PROGRAM SPOTLIGHT: Seville, SpainFor this issue’s program spotlight, we take you to Seville, Spain and let you experience the first-hand reflection of Karla Geigel, who participated in this program in Summer 2018. A Gator in Seville “My decision to study abroad in Seville, Spain, was ...
  • ¡Adiós, Clara!

    November 28, 2018

    ¡Adiós, Clara!This December, Dr. Clara Sotelo is retiring from a teaching career that has spanned the last 45 years, 23 of which have been at the University of Florida. Anyone who has passed through Dauer Hall in the past two-plus decades ...
  • PROGRAM SPOTLIGHT: Barcelona

    March 27, 2018

    PROGRAM SPOTLIGHT: BarcelonaUF in Barcelona is one of the department’s newest study abroad programs. Designed for beginners looking to fulfill their language requirement, the seven-week program offers an intensive language class as well as a content course in architecture or history, taught ...
  • FACULTY SPOTLIGHT: Antonio Gil

    March 27, 2018

    FACULTY SPOTLIGHT: Antonio GilAntonio Gil retires after 37 years of service at the University of Florida Antonio Gil has announced that he will retire at the end of summer 2018, precisely 37 years after beginning his career at the University of Florida in Fall ...
  • PORTUGUESE SPOTLIGHT: Laura Henschel

    March 27, 2018

    PORTUGUESE SPOTLIGHT: Laura HenschelPortuguese has changed the trajectory of Laura Henschel’s life in ways she never thought possible. The struggle to learn this beautiful language has given her much, from enduring friendships to career skills to life lessons. “Learning a second language is ...
  • ALUMNI SPOTLIGHT: J.R. Denson

    March 27, 2018

    ALUMNI SPOTLIGHT: J.R. DensonAround 5 p.m. in downtown Washington, D.C., the city hits quitting time. Professionals stream out of large office buildings and many head to into the Capital’s (arguably) favorite pastime: happy hour. J.R. Denson ’09 (Spanish BA with a minor in Teaching ...
  • PROGRAM SPOTLIGHT: SPS Graduate Program

    October 9, 2017

    PROGRAM SPOTLIGHT: SPS Graduate ProgramA particularly rewarding role for graduate faculty members is the opportunity to foster the academic and professional growth of our MA and PhD candidates as they transition from being our students to becoming our eventual colleagues. That is, in short, ...