Majoring in Spanish & Portuguese

Our majors are provided with the high linguistic proficiency, cross-cultural literacy, and critical and analytical skills that lead to careers in the humanities, law, medicine, government, international relations, international business, education, and community-based initiatives today.

View the recording from the Academic Expo Information Session held on August 16, 2021. 

View the recording from the Academic Expo Information Session held on August 19, 2021. 

Our courses serve as passports for living and working in more than 30 countries, including some of the fastest growing economies in the world.

View our SPO at a Glance Flyer for more information. 

View a recording of our Sophomore Open House which was held on Wednesday, March 17, 2021. 

From our Alumni

Watch some of our alumni share stories of friendship, favorite memories, and opportunities they pursued as Spanish and Portuguese (SPO) majors. More news about our alumni can be found on our news page.

View more videos featuring recent alumni who studied Portuguese at Princeton. 

Read featured alumni profiles below:

Kathryn Phipps '19 is currently a Ph.D. Candidate in Hispanic and Portuguese studies at the University of Pennsylvania working on Medieval and Early Modern Iberian Studies.

Alexandra Ripp '08 is the director of Five College Dance, a collaboration of the dance departments and programs from Amherst, Hampshire, Mount Holyoke, and Smith Colleges and the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

Jordan Salama '19 is a writer, journalist, and producer. He has written for The New York Times, National Public Radio, The Forward, Mongabay, ReVista: The Harvard Review of Latin America, and more. Salama is the author of the book "Every Day the River Changes" which was written as an extension of his senior thesis. The Daily Princetonian published a Q&A with Salama as he reflected on the book and his writing process.

Flora Thomson-DeVeaux ‘13 is an independent scholar, translator, and director of research at Rádio Novelo in Rio de Janeiro.

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