Brazilian Portuguese Summer Programs 2018

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Summer in Brazil: Portuguese Language & Culture
Tulane University, Stone Center for Latin American Studies
Vanderbilt University, Center for Latin American Studies
CET Academic Programs
FLAS Eligible
Location São Paulo, Brazil

Dates: June 9 – July 21, 2018

Program Summary: The Stone Center for Latin American Studies invites undergraduates and graduate students interested in Portuguese language and Brazilian studies to apply to its highly popular Summer in Brazil program. São Paulo, the largest metropolis in South America, is an exciting center for fine arts, theater, music and cultural life. This city is a medley of Brazilians from the country’s 26 states and from multiple ethnic groups, which makes for an exciting mix of traditions and fabulous food on every street.
This six-week intensive academic program is organized in partnership by Tulane University and CET Academic Programs at the Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo (PUC-SP). Students will have the opportunity to earn 6-7 credits and will take one Portuguese language course (intermediate and advanced levels) taught by CET faculty, and a course on current social issues in Brazil taught by PUC-SP faculty. Students will stay with Brazilian host families or in apartments with Brazilian roommates in São Paulo for a total Portuguese immersion experience. Excursions and activities in and around São Paulo will introduce students to all sides of Brazilian society.

Application & Deadline: The application deadline for this program is March 1, 2018. Student applicants must be in good academic standing and have at least a current cumulative grade point average of 2.5. Non-Tulane students are required to have completed one outside-institution Portuguese language course if they are seeking credit for PORT 2030. The pre-requisite for Tulane students to take PORT 2030 is PORT 1120. Non-Tulane students are welcome to apply, but should confirm with their home university that their credits will transfer. Students must have a valid passport expiring no less than six months after return date; academic visa is required. $300 application deposit

Tuition & Fees: *$5,000 Tuition and fees *$2,200 Non-tuition related housing/logistics fees

Contact :
Laura Wise, Program Manager
Stone Center of Latin American Studies
100 Jones Hall
Tulane University
(504) 862-8629
Please visit the program’s webpage at:

Intensive Portuguese Language, International Studies Abroad (ISA)
UNISUL (Universidad do Sul de Santa Catarina)
FLAS Eligible

Location: Florianópolis, Brazil

Dates: June 15 – August 4, 2018

Program Summary: This 7-week program takes place in Florianópolis, the island capital of the state of Santa Catarina.
With over 40 beaches, the island boasts great natural beauty and is known for the friendliness of its people. All courses will be taught at the Universidade do Sul de Santa Catarina (UNISUL), a private university founded in 1964 and recognized by the Brazilian Ministry of Education. ISA students will attend courses at UNISUL’s Ilha Centro location in the central downtown area of the island.
During the Intensive Portuguese Language program, students at all levels of Portuguese language proficiency have the opportunity to obtain intensive training in Portuguese. Beginning and intermediate students can complete 144 hours of Portuguese-language coursework, while advanced students can complete 126 hours of Portuguese-language coursework. Course material focuses on grammar, conversation, written expression and culture. All courses are instructed in Portuguese and are evaluated on the basis of Portuguese language acquisition.
Classroom learning is complemented by a variety of cultural activities including language exchanges with local Brazilian students, a Brazilian Dance Workshop, screenings of Brazilian films, Brazilian cooking workshops, and more. Excursions to Balneário Camboriú, Blumeneau and the Itajai River Valley, and the Serra Catarinense are also included among the program’s activities. Students may choose to live in an apartment or with a local host family.

Application & Deadline:
Program Eligibility and Credits: Students must have a minimum grade point average of 2.50. Detailed course descriptions are available on the website. The program is open to students at all levels of Portuguese language proficiency.

The application process consists of: the ISA online application, a supplemental page signed by a university contact, submission of official transcripts, and a $95 non-refundable application deposit. Application deadline is March 25, 2018. Note that the fellowship application and the ISA program applications are separate.

Tuition & Fees:
$5,450 includes housing (in a home-stay with breakfast and dinner included daily or housing in a shared apartment with no meals included), tuition, cultural activities and excursions, medical insurance, airport reception, use of the ISA on-site office, Bridging Cultures Program, and on-site support from full-time resident staff.

Madeline Townsend – Program Manager
International Studies Abroad
1112 W. Ben White Blvd
Austin, TX 78704
(P) 512-480-8522 (F) 512-480-8866