La Casa Bolívar is open to all upperclass undergraduates and applications are available in early spring. For additional information about Casa Bolívar, please click here. The Director for 2013-2014 is Jennifer Barlow.
Applications for the 2014-15 year will be processed in early November, 2013.
The process entails completing a written application and attending a group interview hosted by current house residents. Application forms are available in the Spanish Department office in Wilson 115, or online at http://spanitalport.virginia.edu/forms or http://spanitalport.virginia.edu/spanish-program.
Download La Casa Bolívar Application 2013-2014 (Applications for 2013-2014 were due at 6:00PM on November 15, 2012)
The Italian section in the new, state of the art Shea House provides a small, strictly selected number of students of Italian at UVa the unique opportunity to live for an academic year in an environment of total language and culture immersion. The Language House, together with the UVa Italian Department is the epicenter of Italian culture on campus. For additional information about Shea House, please click here.
Download Shea House Application 2013-2014 (Applications for 2013-2014 were due at 5:00PM on November 15, 2012)
Download Shea House Language Assistantships 2013-2014 (Applications for 2013-2014 were due at 5:00PM on November 15, 2012)
The prerequisites and curricular requirements are the same as for the major.In addition, students must have, at graduation, a GPA of 3.500 in all major courses, and must take 3 credits (thus reaching a total of 33) in connection with the senior thesis, to be written in Italian, of a length and nature accepted by the sponsor (selected by the student), and evaluated by a committee of two faculty.
Any student possessing close to a 3.4 GPA and enrolled in the Latin American Studies Program is eligible to apply, but GPA alone will not bring automatic admission. Interest, dedication and past record will be taken into account. The last semester of the fourth year, a 3.4 GPA is an unconditional requirement in order to graduate with honors.
Spanish majors of exceptional ability and dedication are encouraged to enroll in the Distinguished Major Program (DMP). This program enables qualified students to explore at a higher level their interests in Hispanic literature, language, and culture.
Spanish Majors possessing a GPA close to a 3.4 are eligible, but GPA alone will not bring automatic admission.Interest, dedication and past record will be taken into account.The last semester of the fourth year, a 3.4 cumulative GPA in all courses is an unconditional requirement in order to graduate with any level distinction.
Declaration of Major forms cannot be downloaded. The forms are available from Monroe Hall room 101.
The department, in conjunction with UVa Hispanic Studies in Valencia, Spain, offers a Minor in Business Spanish consisting of six (6) courses in addition to an internship or attendance at business symposia in Valencia. Please note that three of the courses (two of which are required), as well as the internships and symposia, are only offered in Valencia.
Download Business Spanish Minor Declaration Form (.pdf Document)
Course requirements for the minor in Italian Studies: 18 credits, six (6) courses. No prerequisite to enroll in program. Students may begin taking approved courses in English before completing the language sequence (ITAL 1010-2020).
Course requirements for the minor in Latin American Studies:
These forms are used for the Spanish major fourth-year audit.
This grid lists the Spanish major requirements according to concentration (General, Literature & Culture and Linguistics & Philology). Download SPAN Concentration Grid (PDF document)
This form is used to request an execption for one or more of the Spanish major requirements. Download Requirement Exception Request Form (PDF Document)