Cristina Sanz

Cristina Sanz

Full Professor of Spanish Linguistics, Georgetown University
Spanish Language Program Director, Georgetown University
Director of the Georgetown at Barcelona Summer Program



Cristina Sanz (Lic. UBarcelona, PhD UIUC) teaches undergraduate and graduate courses on bilingualism and cognition and on teaching methods and has published over eighty articles and book chapters on those topics. Sanz has taught graduate courses in Europe and Asia and has educated generations of teachers for over 20 years. She has been a consultant for private and public institutions like the UN, the Instituto Cervantes, and CIEE. Her 2005 volume received the MLA’s Mildenberger Award; she is also the recipient of the Dean’s Award for Teaching Excellence. She has recently co-edited the Routledge Handbook of Study Abroad Research and Practice (2018). Professor Sanz received the 2019 President’s Award for Distinguished Scholars-Teachers ( (new window)).

Research Interests:

Multilingualism across the lifespan, individual differences and learning contexts’ interactions, curricular design and implementation with/out technology, study abroad, research methods

Cristina Sanz