Brazilian Portuguese Summer Programs 2014

Brazilian Portuguese Summer Programs 2014

Tulane, Vanderbilt, and Emory Universities:
Portuguese Language and Brazilian Culture Summer Program
FLAS Eligible

Location: São Paulo, Brazil

Dates: June 22 – August 1, 2014

Program Summary:
Imagine yourself studying in the country hosting the 2014 FIFA World Cup! The Stone Center for Latin American Studies invites undergraduates and graduate students interested in Portuguese language and Brazilian studies to participate in the Summer in Brazil program in 2014. 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. The intensive academic program is organized by collaborations among Tulane, Vanderbilt, and Emory universities, as well as with the Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo (PUC-SP). Students have the opportunity to earn 6-7 credits and will take one Portuguese language course (two levels) and a Brazilian culture course taught by PUC-SP and Tulane faculty. Students will stay with host families in São Paulo for a total Portuguese immersion experience.

Program Eligibility and Credits:
Student applicants must be in good academic standing and have at least a current cumulative grade point average of 2.5. The pre-requisite for this program is to have completed one Tulane Portuguese language course; non-Tulane students are required to have completed two outside-institution Portuguese language courses. Non-Tulane students are welcome to apply, but should confirm with their home university that their credits will transfer.
Program Fee: The cost of the six-week program is $6,700: $5,000 for tuition $1,700 for housing, meals, and activities
The program cost includes 6-7 Tulane credits (transferable to other universities), Brazilian family home stays, one meal per day, medical insurance, and specialized group tours and excursions. Airfare, incidental costs, registration fee with Federal Police of Brazil (approximately $120.00), and extra meals and expenses are not included in the program cost.

Application: For further information and an application visit:
Note: Application fee can be waived for FLAS applicants. Contact Laura Wise for details.

Application Deadline: February 21, 2014 no later than 5pm (Must apply to the FLAS and program separately)

Contact: Laura Wise, Stone Center for Latin American Studies 504.862.8629

University of Florida/Georgetown
Summer Study Abroad Program in Rio de Janeiro
FLAS Eligible

Location: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Dates: June 22- August 2, 2014

Program Summary:
This is an intensive language-study program involving approximately 24 hours of class time per week. Classes are held at the IBEU (Instituto Brasil-Estados Unidos); located in the heart of the Copacabana section of Rio de Janeiro. Students spend three and a half hours per day, five days per week in one of four levels of Portuguese class. In addition, they spend from three days per week in the culture class or workshops. All instruction is in Portuguese. FLAS recipients have an additional weekly meeting. Students normally live in local households. All hosts live within easy reach of the institute where classes are held. Two meals a day are typically provided by the Brazilian family.

Program Eligibility and Credits: Both UF and non-UF students are eligible to apply. Applicants should have completed two semesters of Portuguese or one semester of intensive introductory Portuguese with a grade of B or better. Applicants should be in good academic standing, have completed the first semester of the freshman year, be at least 18 years of age. The course is designed to fulfill 6 hours of academic requirements. Students are required to receive academic approval for their participation in the program PRIOR to that participation. Credits earned on the program transfer to the University of Florida, but grades for the language course are not computed in students’ GPAs by the registrar’s office. Students receive 3 hours of language credit and 3 hours for UF credit for the culture program.

Program Fee: The program fee is $5,907.00 for tuition/fees, airport pick-up, housing, some meals, local excursions, and health insurance. Does not include airfare.

Application: For more information about the program please see:

Application Deadline: April 1, 2014

Contact: Sarah Evans at

For academic information please contact Professor Libby Ginway at

Portuguese Language in the Brazilian Context
UCLA Travel Study Program
FLAS Eligible

Location: Salvador da Bahia, Brazil

Dates: July 15 – August 28, 2014

Program Summary:
Make this summer your tropical winter in Brazil with the UCLA Travel Study Program! Take advantage of a unique opportunity to live and study in Salvador da Bahia, one of Brazil’s foremost cultural centers. Walk the cobblestone streets of the restored “old city” and explore the largest group of Baroque buildings in the Americas. Catch a street celebration and feel the pulsating rhythms of Bahia’s African-inspired music and dance. Savor moqueca, vatapá and other delicious Afro-Brazilian dishes. Study Brazilian culture while learning or improving your Portuguese language skills in this vibrant seaport.

All courses will be taught at Associação Cultural Brasil Estados Unidos (ACBEU). ACBEU educational facilities include a multimedia center with internet access, a self-access learning center with CDs, tapes, and cable television, and a library. Students are free to attend ACBEU cultural events and exhibits. This program includes several excursions as part of its curriculum. A schedule of excursions will be available at a later date. For the first night, students will stay in a hotel. For the remainder of the program, students will stay with a Brazilian family. Applicants will complete a special survey to help us place you with your family.

Program Eligibility and Credits: This program is open to ALL students, majors, and universities and is FLAS eligible. The core program consists of 126 contact hours. Some FLAS awards may require more contact hours; to increase the contact hours, FLAS recipients may register for an optional course. The program includes 12 quarter units.

Program Fee: The fee is $6,000 for UC Undergraduate students and $6,500 for UC Graduate students and visiting students. The fee includes registration and core course fees, housing, meals, program excursions, and insurance. Airfare, tourist visa, optional courses, other meals and optional excursions are additional.

Application: For more information:

Application Deadline: Refer to the website for deadlines:

UCLA International Education Office
(310) 206-9966

International Studies Abroad
Intensive Portuguese Language Program
FLAS Eligible

Location: Florianópolis, Brazil; Universidade do Sul de Santa Catarina

Dates: June 26 – August 16, 2014

Program Summary:
During this program, students have the opportunity to obtain intensive training in Portuguese. This program is open to beginning, intermediate and advanced students. Beginning and intermediate students can complete 144 hours of Portuguese-language coursework, while advanced students can complete 126 hours of Portuguese-language coursework. Coursework is completed in grammar, conversation, written expression and culture. All courses are instructed in Portuguese. This program meets FLAS Fellowship requirements. Students will enroll in two or three courses (depending on language level) during the first 5 weeks to complete between 108-126 hours of coursework. Following this, all students will enroll in a 2-week long intermediate or advanced-level Portuguese conversation course to complete an additional 18 hours of coursework.

Students enroll in courses based on their language level. Please note that for intermediate students, enrollment in either Portuguese Language & Culture Lab OR Brazilian Culture II is dependent on your language level.

Program Fee: $5600* *Prices and dates are subject to change.
(ISA also offers service learning options in combination with this program.)

Application: For more information, please see:

Application Deadline: March 25, 2014

Caroline Ickes
1112 W Ben White Blvd
Austin, TX 78704