¬°Bienvenidos, bem vindos!

Why learn Spanish and Portuguese?  Why major or minor in Spanish at USC?

Connect with more than 400 million speakers of Spanish worldwide, including almost 40 million in the United States. Capitalize on the growing importance of Brazil and other Portuguese-speaking areas of the world economy. Immerse yourself in some of the world’s most exciting cultural hubs, such as Buenos Aires and Madrid, or study issues of migration in Valencia, all cities where we have summer programs.

Expand your professional skills with linguistic and cultural proficiencies and the ability to think critically about global problems and opportunities. Experience the intellectual challenge of linguistic and literary theories, and the workings of literature and film from Cervantes and Sor Juana to Borges and Almodóvar.

And where better to study the realms of Spanish and Portuguese than in Los Angeles, one of the largest Spanish-speaking cities in the world and, arguably, one of the capitals of Latin American culture?

"One of the best opportunities I had was studying abroad in Santiago, Chile, for five months.  I not only had an incredible host family that taught me much Spanish (and chilenismos) but I studied in the top universities in the country."  Martin Hodis '12

"Since I am bilingual, I have a large number of monolingual Spanish speakers on my patient panel; I spend about 50% of my workday speaking Spanish. Spanish-speaking doctors, let alone psychiatrists, are surprisingly scarce, and are very much in demand."  Vanessa Lauzon '04

A Lecture by Ignacio S√°nchez Prado

Leavey Library, Room 13

Thursday, November 20, 4pm 

Madrid Summer Program

Madrid Summer Program

May 25–July 10 2015

First Informational Meeting:

Tuesday, November 11 4:00 p.m., THH 120

The Department of Spanish and Portuguese at the USC College announces its seven-week program in Madrid for 2015. Improve your knowledge of Spanish language and culture and earn eight units of credit while living in one of Europe’s most exciting cities. Students take two courses, live with a Spanish family, attend lectures at Madrid’s museums, take a five-day tour of Barcelona, and make daytrips to the monastery of El Escorial and the historical cities of Segovia and Toledo.

Possible courses:

Spanish 260 Advanced Spanish: Arts and Sciences
Spanish 261 Advanced Spanish: Society and the Media Spanish 311 Advanced Spanish Through Contemporary Issues Spanish 341 Advanced Conversation and Culture
Spanish 465 Cultural Perspectives of the Iberian Peninsula Spanish 490 Directed Research

Estimated costs:

USC tuition (8 units) plus airfare and room and board. 


SPAN 220 in Valencia



Tuesday, November 18, 2014 1:00-2:00pm

Location: THH 120

  • Department of Spanish and Portuguese
  • Taper Hall of Humanities 156
  • 3501 Trousdale Parkway
  • University of Southern California
  • Los Angeles, California 90089-0358