"hispanic studies" blog posts

Recommendations for World Book Night A book in the foreground is visible, with flowers and tea

Recommendations for World Book Night

Reading is just one of the ways to enhance your language learning, so this World Book Night, why not celebrate by starting a book in your target language? For those learning Spanish, Mexican author Laura Esquivel’s Como agua para chocolate is the perfect piece of literature to do so.

Posted on: 17 April 2024

Living with Host Families Welcome sign

Living with Host Families

My experience during my year abroad in Argentina showed me aspects of a typical Argentinian life which I otherwise would not have discovered.

Posted on: 16 June 2023

Key lessons learnt from my Year AbroadStudent in Argentina

Key lessons learnt from my Year Abroad

July 2022. The UK is entering into its umpteenth heatwave of the year, with temperatures rising to above 40 and Argentina is in the depths of winter. I arrived in Argentina ready yet anxious to take on this next step in my life. After a difficult time adjusting to the education system and my new life in Argentina, I had a revelatory moment…

Posted on: 15 June 2023

Studying in Buenos Aires and Rio de Janeiro Student, Brazil

Studying in Buenos Aires and Rio de Janeiro

The past year has without a doubt been the most amazing year of my life! Going from having never travelled outside of Europe to spending 5 months each in both Buenos Aires and Rio de Janeiro has been an incredibly transformative experience.

Posted on: 14 June 2023

My year in ColombiaColombia

My year in Colombia

Hello everybody, my name is George Alexander and I’m a third-year student of Hispanic Studies. I chose to focus on languages, therefore for the past 3 years I’ve been studying Spanish, Portuguese and Catalan which enabled me to study abroad for a year.

Posted on: 13 June 2023

A thank you to Argentina. Watching a game at La Bombonera

A thank you to Argentina.

Looking back on my year abroad and the exciting trips I had across Argentina and Brazil, including watching history being made when Argentina won the world cup!

Posted on: 12 June 2023

Semester 1 Summaries: Emily TeagueLiverpool Cathedral banner image

Semester 1 Summaries: Emily Teague

This year I started my second academic year at university, living in Smithdown as appose to last year when I lived in halls. The freedom of living in a house with all your friends is unmatched- I would highly recommend the area; great bus connections for university and two major supermarkets very close! I study Hispanic Studies and Italian and the two work very well together in my opinion. My favourite module for Italian has to be ITAL256 which is our grammar module, as learning grammar is the most interesting part of language learning for me. As for Hispanic Studies, I am really enjoying HISP218, which is a module focused on studying politics in the Basque Country. Every module you will study at Liverpool is extremely engaging, as they ask for students’ opinions all the time, and mould most of the modules around your interests- it is very flexible which is great!

Posted on: 16 December 2021

Winning the Hispanic Studies PrizePhotograph of prize winner Tanisha.

Winning the Hispanic Studies Prize

I am a 23-year-old second year student who transferred to Hispanic Studies from Biological & Medical Sciences.

Posted on: 1 December 2021

My Little Samurai – The Story of the Boy Who Didn’t LiveTrans activist Ekai Lersundi

My Little Samurai – The Story of the Boy Who Didn’t Live

“I remember that day”, said one of Ekai’s fellow trans activists who Athanasia (Nancy) Francis, PhD candidate in Hispanic Studies, collaborates with in her research, recounting the events of 15th February 2018. “I was in class, had my phone on vibration, and the notifications on our Whatsapp group just kept coming non-stop. My friends’ profile pictures were turned black. I had a feeling that something bad was happening- something really bad. I left class and called a friend to find out. I just couldn’t believe it…” Ekai had taken his own life at the age of 16.

Posted on: 9 November 2020

"I ask my dreams to come back home" - Spanish poet, Luis Garcia MonteroIllustration of a man with his head in his hands

"I ask my dreams to come back home" - Spanish poet, Luis Garcia Montero

How does a poet produce their work and how does their poetry fit into the lives of the public? Our Hispanic Studies students got under the skin of acclaimed Spanish poet, Luis García Montero, during his recent visit to Liverpool.

Posted on: 7 March 2017

From rainy Belfast to sunny Madrid - Conor's flying start to a new careerMan standing in an office

From rainy Belfast to sunny Madrid - Conor's flying start to a new career

Studying a language because you're passionate about it is a great place to start - but how can it help your career? Hispanic Studies graduate Conor Wilkinson tells us about his flying start to a career in marketing, in sunny Madrid.

Posted on: 15 February 2017